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NAME

       xconsole - monitor system console messages with X

SYNOPSIS

       xconsole  [-toolkitoption  ...]  [-file  file-name]  [-notify]  [-stripNonprint] [-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 informative  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  history  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

       /etc/X11/app-defaults/XConsole
              specifies required resources

SEE ALSO

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

AUTHOR

       Keith Packard (MIT X Consortium)