Re: multiple wmmon applets in wharf

Thadeu Penna (tjpp@bu.edu)
Mon, 18 Jan 1999 14:38:03 +0000 (/etc/localtime)


On 18 Jan, Andrew Sullivan wrote:
> On Mon, 18 Jan 1999, Jeff Jadwin wrote:
> 
>> ....While I'm at it, I have one other question.  On some screenshots
>> I've seen, it looks like people are using tail or something similar to
>> echo log files to the root window.  
> 
> There is a program called "rt" that will allow you to write messages from
> various sources on the root window.  It is slightly less
> processor-intensive than using a transparent *term, I understand, although
> it's not perfect.  I got the version I use through freshmeat.  This
> version is rt-0.0.4B.tgz.

I have tried rt instead of aterm, as well. Unfortunately rt does not
accept  msgs from /dev/console (it hangs X). rt also does not update
as soon as I change the desk. 
In a 128Mb AMD/K6 (tjconsole is the name of aterm fitted t othe root
window).

ps -ux tjconsole 
tjpp      1309  0.0  0.4  1196   604  ?  S    11:56   0:00 sh /usr/bin/tjconsole
tjpp      1311  0.0  0.4  1192   600  ?  S    11:56   0:00 sh /usr/bin/tjconsole
tjpp      1313  0.0  0.4  1192   600  ?  S    11:56   0:00 sh /usr/bin/tjconsole

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