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OpenSolaris 2009.06 - man page for gnome-system-log (opensolaris section 1)

gnome-system-log(1)					      General Commands Manual					       gnome-system-log(1)

NAME
gnome-system-log - the GNOME System Log Viewer
SYNOPSIS
gnome-system-log or select System Log from the System Tools submenu of the Applications menu.
DESCRIPTION
GNOME System Log Viewer is a simple utility to display system log files.
AUTHOR
The GNOME System Log Viewer was written by Cesar Miquel <miquel@df.uba.ar>. GNOME System Log Viewer Plugin Interface was written by Lin Ma <lin.ma@sun.com>. This manual page was written by Jochen Voss <voss@mathematik.uni-kl.de>. Plugin Service Provider Interface (SPI) We have provided an SPI for adding plugins into Gnome Log Viewer. The SPI mainly includes three parts: I/O (LogviewIFaceIO) This defines the main input interface. This is used by Log Viewer to read a logs content into memory, whether the logs source is text or binary, the data returned here should be text - most likely in the current locale. It also provides methods to allow the main application to get other information about the log such as whether the log has changed. It's the reposibility of the plugin to maintain information about the log file(s) such as the current location in the file, the size of the file, etc. Views (LogviewIFaceView) This interface defines a mechanism to enable the formatting of log data, dividing it into lines. The current implementation defines how to group lines by date and the conversion of the log from the current locale to UTF-8. Collectors (LogviewIFaceCollector) This interface is used to gather the list of logs. New types of logs may be added using this interface. For the detail information, please see /usr/share/gtk-doc/html/logview/index.html. Plugin Priority A priority list is maintained for each category of plugin - this defines the order in which plugins will be used - higher priority plugins override lower priority plugins. Priorities are categorised as: Priority 0-9: Used by the delivered default plugins Priority 10+: End Users plugins. Plugin Search Path Log Viewer will search in the following directories for plugins: $HOME/.gnome2/gnome-system-log/plugins/`uname -p` /lib/gnome-system-log/plugins Plugin Security Both libgrablogs and libpipelog only recognize the configure file which has the same owner ship to the user, otherwise they will back to the system default ones. In Solaris, they will use a fork/exec/pfsh to run the commands within the configure files; in Linux, they will use popen(3). Default Plugins Three plugins are available for the end-users. They are libgrablogs.so, libplainlog.so and libpipelog.so.
FILES
/usr/lib/gnome-system-log/plugins/libgrablogs.so A default plugin - collecting some log files from system. See grablogs.conf (4). /usr/lib/gnome-system-log/plugins/libplainlog.so A default plugin - view ASCII log files. /usr/lib/gnome-system-log/plugins/libpipelog.so A default plugin - has a higher priority than libplainlog.so, view the output of a command. See pipelog.conf (4). /var/log/messages The system's main logfile. /etc/syslog.conf Configuration file for syslogd. See syslog.conf(5) for exact information.
ATTRIBUTES
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes: +----------------------------------+-----------------------------+ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE^ATTRIBUTE VALUE | | +----------------------------------+-----------------------------+ |Availability^SUNWgnome-log-viewer | | +----------------------------------+-----------------------------+ |Interface stability^GVolatile | | +----------------------------------+-----------------------------+
SEE ALSO
syslogd(8), sysklogd(8), syslog.conf(5), syslogd-listfiles(8), grablogs.conf(4), pipelog.conf(4) gnome-utils 2.16.0 Aug 09 2002 gnome-system-log(1)