[arch-general] [aur-general]pipe log msg on conky window

Arno Gaboury arnaud.gaboury at gmail.com
Thu Jun 21 16:00:44 EDT 2012

On 06/21/2012 09:53 PM, Arno Gaboury wrote:
> Dear all,
> as I was configuring a conky window on my desktop, I decided to add 
> some precisions and tips for configuring the *.conkyrc* file in the 
> Arch WIKI.
> Reading any /var/log file needs to be root, thus making difficult to 
> run any home config file with read access to log files. My turnaround 
> is to
> *$chown root:log /var/log* then *$usermod -aG log username*.
> Security wise, I do not know if this can bring serious potential 
> breach in the system. If yes, please tell me as I will NOT let this 
> turnaround in the WIKI.
> What would be a safer solution to read the log files in my conky window?
> Regards.
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