write/mesg default settings
To use the write command, I believe both the sender and the recipient need to have write access enabled to their terminal. The write man page says to do this with the command 'mesg y'.
It seems to me that depending on how I start my terminal session, the default value of whether write access is enabled or disabled is different. Neither the write or mesg man pages describe where this value is stored or where the default comes from.
A search of this forum and of google seems to just either return the man pages for the commands or end the discussion with "you can enable it with mesg".
Does anyone know where the default/initial setting for that access comes from?
Just playing around, appreciate your responses,