MirBSD manpage: xconsole(1)

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     xconsole - monitor system console messages with X


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


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


     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 regu-
             lar 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 applica-
             tion has " *" appended, so that it is evident even
             when the application is iconified.  -notify is the

     -daemon 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

             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 history).


     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

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     options are booleans.


     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 struc-
     ture.  The widget class name is given first, followed by the
     widget instance name.

     XConsole  xconsole
          XConsole  text


     DISPLAY 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


          specifies required resources


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


     Keith Packard (MIT X Consortium)

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