xconsole - monitor system console messages with X
...] [-file file-name
[-stripNonprint] [-daemon] [-verbose] [-exitOnFail]
program displays messages which are usually sent to
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.
- This option causes xconsole to place itself in the
background, using fork/exit.
- When 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.
- -saveLines count
- 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
This program uses the Athena Text
widget, look in the Athena Widget
documentation for controlling it.
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
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.
- 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.
- specifies required resources
X(7), xrdb(1), Athena Text widget
Keith Packard (MIT X Consortium)