monitoring on virtual terminal: HOW?
Posted on 2002-07-29
I want to have other programs than getty/login running on my virtual terminal. For example, I want to have pppstatus running on vt8, top on vt9, or a "tail -f /var/log/messages" on vt10. But I don't want to log in for that...
Furthermore, I want those to be restartet if they are accidently closed.
I remember that with an old Suse 5.0 one could monitor the installation process on vt3 or so. And during install of my Debian/GNU Linux I too have a monitor on vtXYZ.
So, somehow it must be possible to have something else than getty on a vt...
I've been searching Howtos, LDP, man-pages, info-pages, FAQs for several hours now and I didn't come any closer to a solution. Please help me!
Can I somehow tell the program on which vt it should run (just like getty is told)? Is there some tool that could run the program on a specified vt? Do you actually understand what my problem is?