talk command is a Linux utility that allows users to communicate with each other in real-time through the terminal. It is a simple and efficient way to send messages to another user who is logged in to the same system.
talk command is used to initiate a conversation with another user on the same system. To use the
talk command, you need to know the username of the user you want to talk to. To start a conversation, simply type the following command into the terminal:
Once the command is executed, a notification will be sent to the user you want to talk to, and a chat window will open in your terminal. From there, you can send messages to each other in real-time.
To exit the
talk session, simply type
Let’s say you want to talk to a user named “john”. To start a conversation, you would type the following command:
Once the command is executed, a notification will be sent to John, and a chat window will open in your terminal.
talk command has the following options:
||Suppresses the automatic message sent to the other user when the
||Specifies the terminal line number on which the
- If you are unable to start a
talksession with another user, make sure that the other user is logged in to the same system and that you have the correct username.
- If you receive an error message when trying to start a
talksession, make sure that the
talkcommand is installed on your system.
- If you are still having issues, try using the
writecommand instead of
talkcommand is not very secure, as it sends messages in plain text. It is recommended to use a more secure method of communication, such as encrypted messaging apps or email, for sensitive information.