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Old 08-08-2003, 03:10 AM   #1
davee
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Console message - how do I create one?


I've got a crontab job which will should alert me if a process fails.

How can I create a stonking great console message that will flash up in front of all other windows on my workstation when things go belly up?

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Old 08-08-2003, 03:50 AM   #2
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You are probably looking for something like 'wall' check out 'man wall' for more info. I'm not all that familiar with it otherwise I'd give you an example

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Old 08-08-2003, 04:23 AM   #3
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wall seems to do the trick.

When an error occurs, I pipe the error message to a file, then call wall <filename> as root. This broadcasts to all users on the box (i.e. me!)

Thanks for that.

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Old 08-08-2003, 04:32 AM   #4
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You're welcome, glad it works

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