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Re: Showing /dev/tty12 (or similar) syslog output in screen window

From: Nikolai Weibull
Subject: Re: Showing /dev/tty12 (or similar) syslog output in screen window
Date: Tue, 20 Jun 2006 17:04:15 +0200

On 6/20/06, Folkert van Heusden <address@hidden> wrote:
... which is handy in screen while screen doesn't
let you scrollback

After I did a ':scrollback 0', or what?

> the problem is that /var/log/messages is 0600 and owned by root:root
> (and I don't want to change that).

sudo is your friend!

I don't want to go through sudo just to read system messages.  (Of
course, how much sensitive data can one really find in
/var/log/messages, so perhaps I can just set it to 0640?)

It often seems that whenever I post a question to a mailing list,
people are more than eager to solve a different problem than the one I
am interested in.  I wonder why that is...

Anyway, let's assume then that I don't write my messages to
/var/log/messages and only write them to /dev/tty12 (or a similar
device).  Now, how do I display the output sent to terminal /dev/tty12
(or similar) in a window in screen?


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