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Old 12-15-2006, 06:58 AM   #1
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How to echo/tail process information


Don't really know how to explain what I would like to do because I'm not sure what you call what I want to see. I would like to start aterm and type in some code that will display everything I am doing. Maybe a better way of putting that is show that I opened up Mplayer and any error messages that it may have caused. I know I can do this by simply starting the program in aterm but I wanted what you may call a super program watcher that catches everything that is going on in X. Hope this doesn't sound stupid.
 
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From command line you can run "strace" when you start a utility. e.g. instead of "ls -l" you do "strace ls -l".

A lot of utilties/commands have a "-v" or "--verbose" flag that will increase output and some even have it where the more v's the more verbosity. e.g. -vvv is 3 times as verbose as -v.

Not sure how you'd just trace your whole X system though.
 
  


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