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xconsole - monitor system console messages
xconsole [-toolkitoption ...] [-file file-name] [-notify] [-stripNonprint]
[-daemon] [-verbose] [-exitOnFail]
The xconsole program displays
messages which are usually sent to /dev/console.
all of the standard X Toolkit command line options along with the additional
options listed below:
program uses the Athena Text widget, look in the Athena Widget Set documentation
for controlling it.
- -file file-name
- To monitor some other device, use this
option to specify the device name. This does not work on regular files as
they are always ready to be read from.
- -notify -nonotify
- When new data are
received from the console and the notify option is set, the icon name of
the application has " *" appended, so that it is evident even when the
application is iconified. -notify is the default.
- This option causes
xconsole to place itself in the background, using fork/exit.
set, this option directs xconsole to display an informative message in
the first line of the text buffer.
- When set, this option directs
xconsole to exit when it is unable to redirect the console output.
- When set, xconsole only preserves count lines of message history
instead of growing the text buffer without bound (a count of zero - the
default - is treated as placing no limit on the history).
Xconsole otherwise accepts resources of the same names
as the command-line options (without the leading dash). "file" is a string
type, "saveLines" an integer, and the remaining options are booleans.
order to specify resources, it is useful to know the hierarchy of the widgets
which compose xconsole. In the notation below, indentation indicates hierarchical
structure. The widget class name is given first, followed by the widget
- to get the default host and display number.
- to get the name of a resource file that overrides the global resources
stored in the RESOURCE_MANAGER property.
, Athena Text widget
Keith Packard (MIT X Consortium)
- specifies required resources
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