If you already installed the shellmod RPM installed, remove it before upgrading to Linuxconf 1.18.
At the point, you can pick a log file and walk from the end. The "tail -f" mode is not working yet. Once completed, you will be able to freeze/unfreeze the view.
The interesting feature is the filtering ability. You select a line and a pop-up shows up. The dialog allows you to filter on various information:
Ultimately, you won't be force to the command line using tail + more + grep to find your way in system log files.
I have other ideas for this module. These should be available next week. They include
Another API will allow the syslogconf module to request help from other module to interpret some lines. This would introduce some more filtering on message type, importance level and so on. Only the relate administration module can evaluate the importance of a given message, syslogconf being completely generic.
Anyway, comment welcome on that one
When you will select a line of the log file, a POPUP menu appears. It will allow you to do:
Consulting system logs was one reason we are leaving and reentering Linuxconf, so I feel it is a big step. Comments and ideas are welcome.
Given they are optional anyway...
Currently, it only contain the shellmod utility. It is the runtime used for stand-alone shellmod module. A shellmod module can be run either inside Linuxconf, or as a normal utility.
The download web page was modified.
A fix exist, but a new, more complete, version of gnome-linuxconf is coming, so this little fix won't force everyone to rush for an update.