8.219. talk

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Updated talk packages that fix one bug are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The talk utility is a communication program that copies lines from one terminal to the terminal of another user.

Bug Fix

The talk utility allows a user to specify the target user in the "username.hostname" form. Consequent to this, previous versions of the utility did not support usernames that contained a period. With this update, a new command line option (that is, "-x") has been added to enforce the use of the "username@hostname" form, so that the username can contain periods. As well, the corresponding manual page has been extended to provide a complete list of supported command line arguments.
Users of talk are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix this bug.
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