Re: multiple wmmon applets in wharf

Andy Harrison (
Mon, 18 Jan 1999 14:32:47 -0500 (EST)

I tried root-tail, but the thing I didn't like about it was that if you slid a
window or something acrossed it, it would obliterate the text underneath where
you were dragging.  It wouldn't refresh until something else appeared in the
log being tailed.  Very ugly.

On 18-Jan-99 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.
> Andrew
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Date:  18-Jan-99
Time:  14:30:43

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