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If I understand what you're asking, you can open a terminal (konsole, if you like kde) then start the app from there. So type 'kate' or 'konqueror' and it will print all sorts of messages to the console. I don't know if they are what you're looking for but have a look...
This still looks like greek to me. What I am looking for is more of a Echo window this will show me what was typed on to the command line to execute the command. I am real new and still trying to figure out the difference between what is a directory, file, executable file, program and everything else Konqueror looks to me to be more of a log file.
As for an echo type command look into tail. man tail
common syntax: tail -f /var/log/firewall.log (hypothetical file)
You will then have a window/console open that is printing all info that is being sent to that file by the program... It can be used for many things, try er out.