__/ [ Bert ] on Monday 22 May 2006 00:10 \__
> I'm looking for some software that will let me send messenger style 'Net
> Send' messages over my local LAN o several computers. Ideally I am looking
> for something that can be set up to send the same message at a set time
> period (say every 30 minutes all the time). Can anyone help with this one?
> or help me to set up XP to do ths job.
> Thanks a lot in advance.
How about one of the many instant messaging application that are available
for Linux? For cyclic tasks you could set up some cron jobs. To exchange
personal messages (correspondence), I personally use a Wiki. Alternatively,
you could send E-mails messages from one machine to another using a one-line
command. This can be easily set to become a cron job.
To borrow an example:
* 59 23 * * * /users/geoff/bin/mail-summary
* 30 16 * * 1-5 echo "Time to go home" | mailx -s "Get a life!" joebob
* 23 22 9,24 * * /usr/local/bin/print-paychecks
Hope it helps,
Roy S. Schestowitz
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