I want to display the latest NotifyOSD notification in conky, I can display the entire file with

${execi 30 cat ~/.cache/notify-osd.log}

But is it possible to show only the last line of the file? and get it to periodically check the log for changes to the last line?

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    Please answer the question, don't put your solution in the question.
    – Binarylife
    Commented May 12, 2011 at 17:56

1 Answer 1


As you pointed out:

I sorted the problem by using this

${execi 30 cat ~/.cache/notify-osd.log| tail -4}

which works perfectly


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