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Logs on X background
Sun, 05 Dec 2010 20:54:09 +0000

Do you want to easily control different events that may occure in your system? Are you boring of looking into log files (or do you reviewing them regularly?). Here's simple method how to not miss any interesting event! Place logs on X server root!

As you can see you can mix logs from many sources. It's "tail -f" ported to X server. Here's command line invocation I placed in ~/.xinitrc:

root-tail -color white -font "-misc-*-*-r-*-*-10-*-*-*-*-*-*-*"\
        -g 2020x350+1-10 \
        --outline --minspace \
        ~/procmail.log \
        /var/log/messages \
        /var/log/daemon.log \
        /var/log/syslog \
        ~/.xsession-errors \

Pretty useful small pgm. Enjoy!

Tags: linux.


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