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xconsole(1X)							 xconsole(1X)
X11R6									X11R6



NAME

  dxconsole, xconsole -	monitor	system console messages	with X

SYNOPSIS

  dxconsole | xconsole [-toolkitoption...] [-file file-name] [-notify]
  [-stripNonprint] [-daemon] [-verbose]	[-exitOnFail] [-motif] [-stdin]
  [-maxSize n] [-buttons]

OPTIONS

  The dxconsole	and xconsole programs accept 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 dxconsole or xconsole to place	itself in the back-
      ground, using fork/exit.

  -verbose
      When set,	this option directs dxconsole or xconsole to display an
      informative message in the first line of the text	buffer.

  -exitOnFail
      When set,	this option directs dxconsole or xconsole to exit when it is
      unable to	redirect the console output.

  -motif
      When set,	this option causes the Motif interface to be presented.	(This
      option is	always set in dxconsole.)

  -stdin -nostdin
      This option directs xconsole to read from	stdin as well as /dev/console
      (default in dxconsole).

  -maxSize
      This option establishes the maximum amount (in characters) to be
      displayed.  The default is 32768.

  -buttons -nobuttons
      This option governs whether clear	and dismiss buttons appear.  Applies
      only to the Motif	interface and is set by	default.






DESCRIPTION

  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.

X DEFAULTS

  This program uses the	Athena Text widget, look in the	Athena Widget Set
  documentation	for controlling	it.

WIDGETS

  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.

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

  /usr/lib/X11/app-defaults/DXConsole
      specifies	required resources

SEE ALSO

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

AUTHOR

  Keith	Packard	(MIT X Consortium)