Nwall is a readline interface to the old Unix wall(1) program. It is used
primarily on zork.net as a form of chat system, since it sends one line at a
Running nwall -n opts the user out of nwall messages, while still leaving the
tty open for traditional wall/write/talk notices. To return to nwall-visible
mode, run nwall -y.
Currently nwall does not clear out old lock files when the user logs out, but
it does try to see if the user matches teh owner of a lock on a given tty.
This means that if you set nwall -n, log out, log back in again on the same
tty, you'll still be -n. But if someone else logs in on that tty, they'll
still receive nwall messages.
The wishlist currently includes:
Support for the IRC /me command.
Automatic redraw of the prompt when a message comes in (good luck!)
Proper autoconfing of the log and lock file locations (currently
statically bound to /var/log and /var/lock)
Automatic expiration of locks.
Use of Syslog to generate log files.
Built-in LISP interpreter and mail reader.