Where the message goes
There are two kinds of "where" options: those that cause a message to
be sent right away (words and triples; see below), and those that
don't (-c, -i, -r). The ones that don't build up over time, so that
typing "-c big -i boy" doesn't send the message twice. However, typing
"eddietwo -i boy" will send the message twice: once to
eddietwo, and once to instance "boy".
The "how" options (-a, -d, -v, -q, -s) take
effect even if they follow a command which immediately sends a message.
- Sends a message to the recipient named word. Note
that, as a safety feature, word cannot be "*".
- -c word
- Sets the current class to word. The default class
(if no -c option is given) is "MESSAGE".
- -i word
- Sets the current instance to word. The default
instance (if no -i option is given) is "PERSONAL".
- -r word
- Sets the current recipient to word. The default
recipient (if no -r option is given) is "*".
- Sends a message to the class class, the
instance instance, and the recipient recipient. Note
that the angle brackets are mandatory! Otherwise, a triple
would get confused with three separate destinations, separated by
commas. Inside angle brackets, you don't need to use the
double quote syntax for classes or instances containing spaces;
"<message,a big long class name,*>" is fine. Backslash sequences are