@mysterio, please re-read my question. I want to some how feed in real time the messages produced on tty1 into an xterm session in Gnome
@milkshaw, thank you. I have been thinking about tail (I will man root-tail) . Would I have to somehow capture (maybe via cat?) the stuff into a file and tail -f that file?
I have been messing about with cat /dev/tty3 > /dev/pts/0 etc so I can for example issue ls -l > /dev/pts/1 in tty3 and have the results show up in the second xterm session in Gnome, just haven't found how to get tt1 one to show up.
On a side note DO NOT, EVER issue cat /dev/tty0 > /dev/pts/1
, the results are very surprising