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Old 04-23-2006, 04:29 AM   #1
Registered: Nov 2002
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Distribution: Gentoo mactel-linux
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What have I done wrong with root-tail?

I really only want one instance of root-tail in my fvwm config and am exec'ing it as part of the start function.

I ended up needing three individual entries because if I tried to stack the files I want to tail one after the other as the man describes i only get the last file (colour font and all!)

From the Man Page:
root-tail -g 800x250+100+50 -font 10x20 /var/log/messages,green -font
12x24 /var/log/secure,red,'ALERT'

Maybe this is an fvwm issue but I suspect I have simply missed something simple in the command line entry for exec'ing root-tail:

+ I Exec exec root-tail -g 550x150+450+50 --wordwrap -fn -misc-fixed-*-*-*-*-10  /var/log/messages,purple
+ I Exec exec root-tail -g 600x75+500+200 --wordwrap -fn -misc-fixed-*-*-*-*-10 /var/log/acpid,red                                                              + I Exec exec root-tail -g 600x175+750+275 --wordwrap -fn -misc-fixed-*-*-*-*-10 /proc/partitions,purple
The above produces the desired results but as far as I can see I shouldn't need three processes to achieve it:

maybe something like:

+ I Exec exec root-tail -g 550x150+450+50 --wordwrap -fn -misc-fixed-*-*-*-*-10  /var/log/messages,purple -fn -misc-fixed-*-*-*-*-10 /var/log/acpid,red -fn -misc-fixed-*-*-*-*-10 /proc/partitions,purple

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