# MSG

Updated: 10/19/2020, 10:24:56 AM
Created: 10/19/2020, 10:24:56 AM
Last Updated By: Daniel Klein
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Tags: message msg msg

# Description

The jBASE MSG command sends a message to other users using either port numbers or account/user ids. It takes the general form:

MSG {!port | account/userid } text (Options
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where:

  • !port is the target port number for the message.
  • account/userid is the target user or users for the message.
  • text is the message body.
  • options are:
    • v- do not strip unprintable characters from the error message

Examples of use may be as:

MSG !31 As Zeus said to Narcissus, watch yourself
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Sends a message to the tty device associated with port number 31.

MSG Jim There is little future in being right when your boss is wrong
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Sends message to the tty device for all users named Jim.

m = @(-3):"Please log off now!"
EXECUTE "MSG jeff ":m:" (V"
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jBC code to send a message with screen control to user jeff.

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