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script — make
typescript of terminal session
script makes a typescript of everything
printed on your terminal. It is useful for students who need a hardcopy
record of an interactive session as proof of an assignment, as the
typescript file can be printed out later with
If the argument file is given,
script saves all dialogue in
file. If no file name is given, the typescript is
saved in the file typescript.
The options are as follows:
The script ends when the forked program exits (an
logout, or control-D
^D’) will exit most interactive
script will exit with the status of 0
unless any of its child processes fail, in which case,
script will return 1.
Certain interactive commands, such as
vi(1), create garbage in the typescript file.
script works best with commands that do not
manipulate the screen; the results are meant to emulate a hardcopy
script. If not set, the Bourne shell is assumed. (Most shells set this variable automatically.)
Start a virtual machine and log all console output to a file:
$ script -c "vmctl start myvm -c" myvm.typescript
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in the log file, including linefeeds and backspaces. This is not what the
naive user expects.
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