nwrite - Enhanced replacement for the write command

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo)
Repository Ubuntu Universe amd64
Package filename nwrite_1.9.2-20.1build1_amd64.deb
Package name nwrite
Package version 1.9.2
Package release 20.1build1
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Category universe/utils
Homepage -
License -
Maintainer Ubuntu Developers <ubuntu-devel-discuss@lists.ubuntu.com>
Download size 15.21 KB
Installed size 50.00 KB
Nwrite is a replacement for the standard write program that lets you write
directly to the terminal of another logged-in user without the overhead of talk
taking over the full screen or the other user having to respond first.
Nwrite's advantages over traditional write include the ability to send the same
message simultaneously to multiple users, and a receiver-configurable message
format, including a tag at the start of each line that identifies the sender.


Package Version Architecture Repository
nwrite_1.9.2-20.1build1_i386.deb 1.9.2 i386 Ubuntu Universe
nwrite - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.7


Type URL
Mirror archive.ubuntu.com
Binary Package nwrite_1.9.2-20.1build1_amd64.deb
Source Package nwrite

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install nwrite deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install nwrite




2018-04-03 - Balint Reczey <rbalint@ubuntu.com>
nwrite (1.9.2-20.1build1) bionic; urgency=high
* No change rebuild to pick up -fPIE compiler default
2012-05-07 - Jari Aalto <jari.aalto@cante.net>
nwrite (1.9.2-20.1) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload; ACKed by the maintainer.
* Remove deprecated dpatch and upgrade to packaging format "3.0 quilt"
(Closes: #664385).
* Update to Standards-Version to 3.9.3 and debhelper to 9.
* Add build-arch and build-indep targets; use dh_prep in rules file.
* Improve config.* files handling in rules file.
* Fix debian-rules-ignores-make-clean-error (Lintian).
* Fix copyright-with-old-dh-make-debian-copyright (Lintian).
* Fix copyright-refers-to-symlink-license (Lintian).
2007-05-09 - Luis Uribe <acme@eviled.org>
nwrite (1.9.2-20) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix manpage. Makes lintian happy
* Install nwrite as an alternative for write. (Closes: #224551)
2007-03-23 - Luis Uribe <acme@eviled.org>
nwrite (1.9.2-19) unstable; urgency=low
* New maintainer (Closes: #407636)
2007-01-20 - Daniel Baumann <daniel@debian.org>
nwrite (1.9.2-18) unstable; urgency=low
* Orphaning package.
2006-09-10 - Daniel Baumann <daniel@debian.org>
nwrite (1.9.2-17) unstable; urgency=low
* New email address.
* Bumped policy version.
* Using dpatch for upstream modifications now.
2005-10-24 - Daniel Baumann <daniel.baumann@panthera-systems.net>
nwrite (1.9.2-16) unstable; urgency=low
* Removed no longer needed dpkg depends and suidmanager conflict.
* Bumped policy version.
* Minor formal cleanups.
2004-11-20 - Daniel Baumann <daniel.baumann@panthera-systems.net>
nwrite (1.9.2-15) unstable; urgency=low
* New maintainer (Closes: #202238).
* debian/*: updated to new policy.
2003-07-21 - tony mancill <tmancill@debian.org>
nwrite (1.9.2-14) unstable; urgency=low
* orphaned; maintainer set to packages@qa.debian.org
2003-01-02 - tony mancill <tmancill@debian.org>
nwrite (1.9.2-13) unstable; urgency=low
* a better shot at FTBFS problem with ./configure (closes: #164939)

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