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Re: Proposal: Add option to add dates to write(1)
On Sun, May 20, 2012 at 07:07:57PM -0400, Matthew Mondor 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?
dbus is always a bad approach :-)
All it really needs is a standardized place to put an AF_UNIX socket,
and to patch half a dozen programs (if that many) to try that before
blatting to the tty.
But, it opens a number of cans containing worms...
David A. Holland
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