The new version of the log monitor works as a GUI and as a text-based interface, allowing you to monitor a telescope from a terminal window. It also now keeps a text log of its output, will take the telescope name and input log on the command line and has a few other bug fixes.
The first step is to make sure eRemoteCtrl is recording a log, or that you've started Dave's stream_log script. If you want to use the eRemoteCtrl log but don't know it's name, try
ls -lrt /vlbobs/ivs/logs | tail -20
and look for a likely named file.
pcfs_log_monitor_test.pl [-a <antenna ID [Hb|Ho|Ke|Yg|Ht]>] [-n (no GUI)] [-f <log file name>] [-p <path to file (default /vlbobs/ivs/logs/)>]
-nwill start it in the text-based mode
/vlbobs/ivs/log/would result in an error message and program exit. Since I wanted to run this on (e.g.,)
/tmp/ke.logI modified the script to allow an optional argument for the path
-pwhich defaults to
pcfs_log_monitor_test.pl -n -a ke -f r1234ke_erc.log
as before, but for a file in (e.g.,)
pcfs_log_monitor_test.pl -n -a ke -f ke.log -p /tmp/
pcfs_log_monitor_test.pl -n -a Ke -f r1234ke_erc.log
This will start it in text-based mode for Katherine, opening the log file
The GUI version looks very similar to before. The ASCII version mimics the GUI a bit. Alarms or warnings are announced with a beep and the last alarm or warning is repeated in the small blue rectangle near the top. There are a few keyboard shortcuts to do useful things: