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NAME

       dbus-monitor - debug probe to print message bus messages

SYNOPSIS

       dbus-monitor  [--system  |  --session | --address ADDRESS] [--profile |
       --monitor] [watch expressions]

DESCRIPTION

       The dbus-monitor command is used to monitor messages  going  through  a
       D-Bus  message  bus.  See http://www.freedesktop.org/software/dbus/ for
       more information about the big picture.

       There are two well-known message  buses:  the  systemwide  message  bus
       (installed  on  many  systems  as  the  "messagebus"  service)  and the
       per-user-login-session message bus (started each time a user logs  in).
       The  --system  and --session options direct dbus-monitor to monitor the
       system  or  session  buses  respectively.   If  neither  is  specified,
       dbus-monitor monitors the session bus.

       dbus-monitor  has  two  different  output  modes,  the  'classic'-style
       monitoring mode and profiling mode. The profiling format is  a  compact
       format with a single line per message and microsecond-resolution timing
       information. The --profile and --monitor options select  the  profiling
       and  monitoring  output  format  respectively. If neither is specified,
       dbus-monitor uses the monitoring output format.

       In order to get dbus-monitor to see the messages you are interested in,
       you should specify a set of watch expressions as you would expect to be
       passed to the dbus_bus_add_match function.

       The message bus configuration may keep  dbus-monitor  from  seeing  all
       messages, especially if you run the monitor as a non-root user.

OPTIONS

       --system
              Monitor the system message bus.

       --session
              Monitor the session message bus.  (This is the default.)

       --address ADDRESS
              Monitor an arbitrary message bus given at ADDRESS.

       --profile
              Use the profiling output format.

       --monitor
              Use the monitoring output format.  (This is the default.)

EXAMPLE

       Here  is an example of using dbus-monitor to watch for the gnome typing
       monitor to say things

         dbus-monitor "type='signal',sender='org.gnome.TypingMonitor',interface='org.gnome.TypingMonitor'"

AUTHOR

       dbus-monitor was written by Philip Blundell.  The profiling output mode
       was added by Olli Salli.

BUGS

       Please  send  bug reports to the D-Bus mailing list or bug tracker, see
       http://www.freedesktop.org/software/dbus/

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