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- make typescript of terminal session
[-t [= file
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
saves all dialogue in
If no file name is given, the typescript is saved in the file
- -a, --append
Append the output to
retaining the prior contents.
- -c, --command command
rather than an interactive shell.
This makes it easy for a script to capture the output of a program that
behaves differently when its stdout is not a tty.
- -e, --return
Return the exit code of the child process. Uses the same format as bash
termination on signal termination exit code is 128+n.
- -f, --flush
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'.
Allow the default output destination, i.e. the typescript file, to be a
hard or symbolic link. The command will follow a symbolic link.
- -q, --quiet
- -t, --timing [= file
Output timing data to standard error, or to file when given.
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.
- -V, --version
Output version information and exit.
- -h, --help
Output help and exit.
The script ends when the forked shell exits (a
the Bourne shell
is not set) for the
Certain interactive commands, such as
create garbage in the typescript file.
works best with commands that do not manipulate the
screen, the results are meant to emulate a hardcopy
The following environment variable is utilized by
If the variable
exists, the shell forked by
will be that shell. If
is not set, the Bourne shell
is assumed. (Most shells set this variable automatically).
command appeared in
in the log file, including linefeeds and backspaces.
This is not what the naive user expects.
The script command is part of the util-linux package and is available from
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