|Linux / Unix Command: script|
NAMEscript - make typescript of terminal session
SYNOPSISscript [-a ] [-f ] [-q ] [-t ] [file ]
DESCRIPTIONScript 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 lpr(1).
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
- Append the output to file or typescript retaining the prior contents.
- Flush output after each write. This is nice for telecooperation: One person does `mkfifo foo; script -f foo' and another can supervise real-time what is being done using `cat foo'.
- Be quiet.
- Output timeing data to standard error. This data contains two fields, separated by a space. The first field indicates how much time elapsed since the previous output. The second field indicates how many characters were output this time. This information can be used to replay typescripts with realistic typing and output delays.
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 terminal.
SEE ALSOcsh(1) (for the history mechanism), replay(1).
Important: Use the man command (% man) to see how a command is used on your particular computer.