dxconsole, xconsole - monitor system console messages with
dxconsole | xconsole [-toolkitoption...] [-file file-name]
[-notify] [-stripNonprint] [-daemon] [-verbose] [-exitOnFail]
[-motif] [-stdin] [-maxSize n] [-buttons]
The dxconsole and xconsole programs accept all of the
standard X Toolkit command line options along with the
additional options listed below: 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. 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 dxconsole or xconsole to place itself
in the background, using fork/exit. When set, this option
directs dxconsole or xconsole to display an informative
message in the first line of the text buffer. When set,
this option directs dxconsole or xconsole to exit when it
is unable to redirect the console output. When set, this
option causes the Motif interface to be presented. (This
option is always set in dxconsole.) This option directs
xconsole to read from stdin as well as /dev/console
(default in dxconsole). This option establishes the maximum
amount (in characters) to be displayed. The default
is 32768. This option governs whether clear and dismiss
buttons appear. Applies only to the Motif interface and
is set by default.
The dxconsole and xconsole programs display messages which
are usually sent to /dev/console.
By default, xconsole presents the Athena interface and
dxconsole presents the Motif interface.
Since dxconsole is an X client, it will terminate upon
receiving a fatal error from the X server. This may occur
if the swap space is low and the X Server is not able to
process a request from dxconsole.
This program uses the Athena Text widget, look in the
Athena Widget Set documentation for controlling it.
In order to specify resources, it is useful to know the
hierarchy of the widgets which compose dxconsole and 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 specifies required resources
X(1X), xrdb(1X), Athena Text widget, Motif Text widget
Keith Packard (MIT X Consortium)
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