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The REFUSE command notifies the system that you are not willing to
accept communication links, advice, user messages, and system
argument is a keyword, chosen from the list below,
naming the kind of communication you are not
willing to accept.
REFUSE Command Arguments
ADVICE prevents assistance initiated by another
user's ADVISE command.
LINKS prevents both assistance and communication
links from being established by another
user's ADVICE or TALK command.
SYSTEM-MESSAGES prevents notices of new mail and messages of
general interest sent to all users by the
monitor or by the operator or other
USER-MESSAGES prevents messages sent by another user's SEND
Default - ADVICE and LINKS
Refusing All Communication
Users with Wheel or Operator capabilities enabled can
ADVISE, SEND, and TALK to terminals that have refused
advice, user-messages, and links. To refuse messages and
links from privileged users, use the TERMINAL INHIBIT
Typing RECEIVE During Attempted TALK
If your terminal has been set to refuse links and another
user tries to talk to you by using the TALK command, both
terminals will give a series of CTRL/G signals (ringing
bells or beeps) indicating the refused attempt. If you give
the RECEIVE LINKS command before these signals are finished,
the TALK command will succeed.
Safeguarding Terminal Output
If you want your terminal to print a long file, without
interference, use the TERMINAL INHIBIT command to prevent
all classes of message from being received. Be sure to use
the TERMINAL NO INHIBIT command afterwards to restore the
previous condition of your terminal.
Implicit Refusal of Advice
If you give the REFUSE LINKS command, your terminal will be
set to refuse advice also. However, the INFORMATION
TERMINAL-MODE command may not display this setting unless
you give an explicit REFUSE ADVICE command as well.
Privileged Disregard of REFUSE
A user with enabled Wheel or Operator capabilities can give
the TALK or ADVISE command for any job.
ADVISE for sending commands to another
INFORMATION TERMINAL-MODE for examining your current terminal
RECEIVE for receiving communication links,
advice, and system and user
SEND for sending a message to another
TALK for linking your terminal to
another user's terminal
TERMINAL INHIBIT for refusing all types of terminal
communication including links,
advice, system messages, user
messages, and notices of new mail.
1. Use the REFUSE command to prevent other users from advising
2. Receive a communication link formed by another user's TALK
command. Confer with him briefly, then set your terminal to
refuse all classes of message over which you have control.
LINK FROM RENQUIST, TTY 127
@!HELLO DAVID. CAN YOU HELP ME WITH EDIT?
@!SORRY, PLEASE BREAK. I'M EXPECTING PRINTOUT AND THIS
@!WILL INTERFERE. WILL GET IN TOUCH LATER.
3. As an alternative to giving three REFUSE commands as in the
previous example, give the TERMINAL INHIBIT command. This
command refuses all types of messages.