An alternative to the standard write program
Orville Write is an alternative to the default write program. It has many
features which are not present in the default write including helper
flags, telegrams, access control, and more.
The Orville Write home page is at:
ORVILLE WRITE PROGRAM - version 2.55
by Jan Wolter
The orville write program is a version of the standard Unix write program that
adds many nice features. It has been heavily used on M-Net since 1985, on
Grex since 1991 and on a few other systems. It is a ground-up
reimplementation using no proprietary code. The current version is quite
Write was written for use on M-Net and Grex, b
amin - notify writers that you are busy
amin [-ynesp] command [args...]
Amin is used when you don't want to be written while running
a command. It runs the command given normally. If your mes‐
sage permissions (see mesg(1)) are off, it does nothing much
helpers - list or count helpers currently on the system.
Helpers are users who volunteer to answer help requests by
setting a help flag. For more information, see the manual
pages for mesg(1) and write(1).
The helpers command lists or
huh - redisplay
mesg - permit or
write - write to
orville-write (2.55-2.3) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Clean config.log in t
Version 2.55: Sep 28, 2004
- Rename log() function to wrtlog() to avoid conflicts with math.h
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