SCRIPT(1) General Commands Manual SCRIPT(1)
script - make typescript of terminal session
script [-a] [-c command] [file]
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 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.
The options are as follows:
-a Append the output to file or typescript, retaining the prior
Run command instead of an interactive shell. To run a command
with arguments, enclose both in quotes.
The script ends when the forked program exits (a control-D (`^D') to exit
the Bourne shell (sh(1)), and exit, logout, or control-D (if ignoreeof is
not set) for the C-shell, csh(1)). script will exit with the status of 0
unless any of its child processes fail. In which case, script will
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.
SHELL Name of the shell to be forked by 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
A predecessor called dribble appeared in 2BSD. The script command first
appeared in 3BSD.
Mary Ann Horton.
script places everything in the log file, including linefeeds and
backspaces. This is not what the naive user expects.
OpenBSD 6.4 July 13, 2018 OpenBSD 6.4
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