Re: root-tail or newer?

Doug Alcorn (
09 Aug 1999 20:12:53 -0400

Rick Giguere <> writes:

> It works with but one problem ...
> I'm not actually tailing the logs on this machine.  I need to ssh into
> another machine and run tail on THAT machine.  
> Everything comes up fine ... except that I have no way to enter keystrokes
> into the root window aterm/ssh in order to log in and start tail.
> ...Rick

I know this kindof defeats the purpose of ssh, but you could use expect to
do what you want.  Then launch the expect script on the aterm command line.


Also, autoexpect will help you write the expect script.  Also, Also, I
use colortail for monitoring several log files in the same aterm.  You 
can find source for colortail on fm.
 (__)  Doug Alcorn
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