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Re: Proposal: Add option to add dates to write(1)

On Sat, 19 May 2012 17:35:17 +0000
David Holland <> wrote:

> Anyhow, I think you're not aiming high enough. What we'd like to have
> is a general facility for receiving messages that are currently
> scribbled into ttys, whether they're from write(1) or something else.
> (E.g., messages from talkd, syslogd, the kernel, comsat, dump, lpd,
> whatever...)
> Note that a Desktop User(TM) may be logged in and able to receive
> messages without having any ttys open. So while the path of least
> resistance for such a facility might be to add a secondary channel to
> ttys, I don't think that's the right approach.

Desktop integration is something I have no experience with though (and
unfortunately of low importance to me)... however, unless I'm mistaken
several Linux-based desktop OSs are using dbus for this?  Is this
considered a bad approach?


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