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Old 03-20-2003, 11:59 PM   #1
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Question displaying terminal output on root window?

I've been running Slack for a few years now, and up until recently I've always used Gnome with Enlightenment. Now that I'm running Slack on an older laptop I've discovered Fluxbox in my quest for a window manager that isn't a memory hog. In my searching I've seen some screens of people with terminal output superimposed over their backgrounds. I've even seen what looked like working command lines on the desktop (no they weren't just transparent terminal emulators, and yes I do know that `aterm -tr -trsb` will give me a transparent terminal window.)

Here is a link that is very close to what I am talking about.

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Old 03-21-2003, 01:13 AM   #2
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I think the program your talking about is called "root-tail".
It will display text to an X11 root background. i.e. tailing /var/log/messages , syslog and so forth...
hope this helps.
Old 03-21-2003, 01:58 AM   #3
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I'll have to mess with that and see. Thanks for the pointer.

Below is the source forge address for the project if anyone else is interested.



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