xconsole



XCONSOLE(1)                                                        XCONSOLE(1)




NAME

       xconsole - monitor system console messages with X


SYNOPSIS

       xconsole  [-toolkitoption  ...] [-file file-name] [-notify] [-stripNon-
       print] [-daemon] [-verbose] [-exitOnFail]


DESCRIPTION

       The xconsole program  displays  messages  which  are  usually  sent  to
       /dev/console.


OPTIONS

       Xconsole  accepts  all  of  the standard X Toolkit command line options
       along with the additional options listed below:

       -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.

       -daemon This  option causes xconsole to place itself in the background,
               using fork/exit.

       -verbose
               When set, this option directs xconsole to display  an  informa-
               tive message in the first line of the text buffer.

       -exitOnFail
               When  set,  this  option  directs  xconsole  to exit when it is
               unable to redirect the console output.

       -saveLines count
               When set, xconsole only preserves count lines of  message  his-
               tory  instead of growing the text buffer without bound (a count
               of zero - the default - is treated as placing no limit  on  the
               history).


X DEFAULTS

       This program uses the Athena Text widget, look in the Athena Widget Set
       documentation for controlling it.

       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.


WIDGETS

       In 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 instance name.

       XConsole  xconsole
            XConsole  text



ENVIRONMENT

       DISPLAY to get the default host and display number.

       XENVIRONMENT
               to  get  the  name of a resource file that overrides the global
               resources stored in the RESOURCE_MANAGER property.


FILES

       /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/app-defaults/XConsole
              specifies required resources


SEE ALSO

       X(7x), xrdb(1), Athena Text widget


AUTHOR

       Keith Packard (MIT X Consortium)



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