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

AUTHOR
       Keith Packard (MIT X Consortium)

XFree86				 Version 4.7.0			   XCONSOLE(1)

NAME | SYNOPSIS | DESCRIPTION | OPTIONS | X DEFAULTS | WIDGETS | ENVIRONMENT | FILES | SEE ALSO | AUTHOR

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