|02-19-2003, 12:36 AM||#1|
Join Date: Feb 2003
I have fiddled around with setting a screensaver as the desktop and such, but on my old beige G3, it's just not a good idea. A more useful thing I think would be to set a terminal or terminals as the desktop.
A common thing (for me) would be to display /var/log/system.log, or /var/log/httpd/error_log using the "tail -F" command.
I keep terminal windows open with these files all the time, but it would be so much more useful to have the text displayed in the background.
Perhaps there is a way to take the text from stdout in a terminal and display it as a screensaver? Then use the "screensaver as desktop" hack? I dunno... I do know that on a busy webserver it might make a fascinating screensaver to have the access or error logs scrolling by.
Just a simple idea for some System hacker or UNIX guru to think about :-)
|02-19-2003, 07:16 AM||#3|
Join Date: Apr 2002
I use Desktop Console to display the console.log and system.log on my desktop. It works well and doesn't take up many CPU cycles.
A free alternative (Desktop Console is $15) is Geek Tool though I don't like the fact that it doesn't allow you to customise the display font.
One or the other of these should allow you to do what you want.
G4/800, OS 10.3.x, 1.25GB RAM, 2x80GB HD, 60GB firewire, Geforce4MX, Iiyama VMpro 455+413
Goldtouch keyboard, Cirque EasyCat trackpad, D-Link DSL-604+
Last edited by djn1; 02-19-2003 at 07:23 AM.
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