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Re: Proposal: Add option to add dates to write(1)

On 21 May 2012 00:50, Mouse <> wrote:

>> You are right that it then wouldn't work without the daemon running,
>> unless it was designed to fallback to direct tty writing if the
>> daemon was missing, and write(1) remained setgid.
> I agree that write(1)'s strength is its simplicity.
> Providing something fancier is perhaps not an unreasonable idea.  If
> you want to replace something with that new thing, though, I'd much
> prefer to replace talk(1), not write(1).

I could be missing something here, but could this hypothetical daemon to which
write(1) could try to connect, falling back to direct tty writing, be
a slightly extended

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