System Announcements

There are three ways that the system administrators can inform users about vital events occurring in the system, such as an imminent shutdown, or resources that may wreak havoc with user processes:

Broadcast messages are sent to every user currently logged on to the system--unless the user has specifically typed the command SET TERM/NOBROADCAST. It is not a good idea to turn off broadcasts in all of your windows because system managers usually use a broadcast only to advertise an imminent shutdown.

Most users should not turn off the broadcasts. Broadcasts are usually used only to warn you of an impending system shutdown.

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