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
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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By: hukketto
2011-07-11 22:33:24

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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