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

mike cloaked mike.cloaked at gmail.com
Fri Jun 22 04:55:52 EDT 2012

On Thu, Jun 21, 2012 at 8:53 PM, Arno Gaboury <arnaud.gaboury at gmail.com> 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
> What would be a safer solution to read the log files in my conky window?

How about using sudo without password required?  It is possible to
configure it to allow specific commands - maybe the user can have sudo
access to read the relevant log files?
mike c

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