system console

From: Terry A. Haimann (
Date: 07/15/04

Date: Thu, 15 Jul 2004 17:11:02 GMT

I am a mainframe computer operator, and on such systems the main console
lists when all jobs start/end, all sign ins are displayed and all
system messages are also displayed.

Is there a way for a command prompt to become system console under linux
or how else would one obtain this information?

I've looked through the /var/log/* and haven't seen anything of that depth.