Making Aterm Borderless

Dagmar d'Surreal (dagmar@dsurreal.org)
Fri, 19 Mar 1999 14:49:11 -0600 (CST)


Here's one for the few folks who need it spelled out for them...  ;)

Here's the line from my database file.  Some of the options may be a
little redundant, but it *does* work.

Style "ASConsole"  NoTitle, NoHandles, Sticky, WindowListSkip, StaysOnBack, NoFocus, NoBorder, CirculateSkip

Restartt afterstep, and then start your aterm with whatever you like, just
remember to add "-name ASConsole" to it's arguments, like...

aterm -name ASConsole -sh 80 -tr -e cat /var/log/kitchenpipe &

(For the curious, on anything that implements *sane* interaction of fifos
with syslogd (i.e., just about everything but really recent RedHat) you
can safely wrote logs to a fifo which never tosses data out if it's not
read, so you don't have to mess with restarting tail -f, which gets
screwed up when syslogd is restarted to cycle old logs out of the way.  My
/var/log/kitchenpipe is a FIFO.  Read 'man mkfifo' and the man page for
your syslogd for more information.  I will ignore emails about this.)

(Some RedHat users will find that when syslogd writes to a fifo that isn't
being actively listened to by anything and it fills it's tiny little
buffer up, things that write to syslogd will begin blocking, and basically
everything important on the machine will come to a complete screeching
halt.  You won't be able to login from console with the root password and
a papal bull.  You have been warned.  Inquire of RedHat why they took so
long to fix it.  Not me.)


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