TELL



TELL

     Sends a message to another session.  (CM)

SYNTAX


{[#]Snnn }
{[sessionname,]username.acctname}
TELL {@ }[[;]text]
{@.acctname }
{@S }

PARAMETERS


[#]Snnn The session number as assigned by MPE/iX. This
session number will receive the TELL message.

[sessionname]
username.accountname The name of the session or user to receive the
message, and the account name to which the
message is directed. This parameter is the same
as the session identity entered with the HELLO
command. Issuing a SHOWJOB command lists all the
user.accountnames to which you may direct a TELL
message. Users who have issued a SETMSG OFF
command will be listed as being in QUIET mode
and will not receive your TELL message. If
several users are running under the same session
identity, MPE/iX will send the message to all of them.

@ All sessions.

@.acctname All sessions under the account name established
by the system manager.

@S All sessions. This is the same as the @
parameter.

text Message text, preceded by a space or a semicolon
(;) and consisting of any string of ASCII
characters. The default is that no text is
printed; however, MPE XL still prints the FROM
message as follows

FROM/sessionid

OPERATION


This command transmits a message from the sender's job or
session to one or more sessions currently running. The
message appears on the receiving session list device.
Messages sent with this command may include escape and
control characters that invoke bells or inverse video. If a
message is sent to a terminal that is currently interacting
with a program, MPE/iX queues the message as high as
possible among the current input/output requests but does
not interrupt any read or write in progress. If the session
or user designated to receive the message is not running, or
if the job is spooled, the transmitting job/session receives
a system message indicating this. MPE/iX blocks the TELL
command if the receiving device is operating in the QUIET
mode (refer to SETMSG command) and informs the sender with

Snnn username.acctname NOT ACCEPTING MESSAGES

You cannot send TELL messages to a job or to yourself. If
you try to send a message to a job, the following warning is issued

TARGET MUST BE INTERACTIVE, NO MESSAGE SENT. (CIWARN 1627).

This command may be issued from a session, job, in BREAK, or
from a program. Pressing [Break] has no effect on this command.

EXAMPLE(S)

     To send a message to a user identified as BROWN logged on
     under account A running a session named BROWNSES telling him
     to use a particular file, enter

     TELL BROWNSES,BROWN.A USE FILEX

     To send a message asking all users logged on in account A to
     log off, enter

     TELL @.A PLEASE LOG OFF

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Commands:   TELLOP, WARN

Manuals :   Performing System Operation Tasks (32650-90137)