I want ot be able ot have a term open which shows the tail opf /var/log/messages
What I have so far is
alias watchtail='su -c "tail -f -n 3 /var/log/messages"'
SO if i run watchtail
put in password)
and it work, but I would like if it was able to be run directly from one command (so i can put in my fluxbox menu, if you know what i mean)
Is there a way to pass the root password as a command in this case?..
I'm wondering that it is difficult to do as a security feature, and if so, what would the best way for me to do that?
I guess open a term, and type watchtail and then the password, but i am too lazy
Anyway, if there is a better way, that would be cool, if not, thats cool too.