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Thread: Any way to stream activity on terminal in real time?

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    Any way to stream activity on terminal in real time?

    Like whatever I'm doing on the computer to be showing up in real time in the terminal?

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    Re: Any way to stream activity on terminal in real time?

    Your commands are logged in a framework called history.

    Open a terminal:

    Code:
    history
    man history
    With a little scripting and root privilege you could monitor a user in near-real time. There are network login monitors like whowatch.
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    top

    If you want to see what the computer is spending its resources on then there are top and iotop.

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    Re: Any way to stream activity on terminal in real time?

    If you want to monitor logs, you can use tail:

    tail -f -n 0 /var/log/syslog

    Leave this running and whenever syslog (or any other file you want to monitor) updates, it will appear in Terminal.

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