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CatTail Viewer: dmesg, debugs, and logs!


Monitors logs or other commands such as dmesg output on Linux systems.

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Graphical monitoring front-end to monitor dmesg, lsusb, other log files, or debug output from programs and displays a tailed output window on Linux systems. Written in Gambas3 and the source code is available on the download page. The project is under GPLv3 license so if anyone is wanting to learn Gambas3 can feel free to use this to help them. If you just want to download and run the executable you will need the gambas3-runtime package installed. Check with your distribution's repositories, Ubuntu users may need to add a PPA, others may have to compile it from source.

This will be part of a suite of tools to be included in a customized Linux distribution geared toward PC diagnostics and recovery.

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  • Adjust the number of lines displayed on screen
  • Adjust the frequency at which updates happen
  • Saving/Loading of preferences and window geometry
  • Highly documented source code


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