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show each new entry in system messages as a popup

Terminal - show each new entry in system messages as a popup
tail -n0 -f /var/log/messages | while read line; do notify-send "System Message" "$line"; done
2011-07-11 22:33:24
User: hukketto
Functions: read tail
show each new entry in system messages as a popup

It willl popup a message for each new entry in /var/log/messages

found on the notify-send howto page on ubuntuforums.org.

Posted here only because it is one of the favourites of mine.


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