grabconsole is a tool heavily based on xconsole that grabs the system console and holds back in a file everything that gets written to it. Then, when it catches a signal, it releases the system console (so another process could open it for reading) and a few seconds later, writes back in it everything it has read from it.

grabconsole, for example, can be used in order to have the X server messages in a xconsole without interfering to a text console with all its starting messages. To achieve this goal it is sufficient to start grabconsole before the X server, and to send an appropriate signal to it when xconsole is about to be launched so the console is released.

Tested on Linux and FreeBSD. The archive includes a sample setup for xdm to use it.

Current version: grabconsole-0.1.tar.gz

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