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monitoring /dev/console /dev/tty

Explorer

Has anyone figured out how to monitor /dev/console?

Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Can you be more specific as to why you want to monitor /dev/console and what you want to monitor for?

If you have root, in Python you can use read() or os.read() to open /dev/console, which you could use in a scripted input:

f = open('/dev/console', 'r')
# do stuff like read()
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