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SCRIPT(1) NetBSD General Commands Manual SCRIPT(1)
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script -- make typescript of terminal session
script [-adefpqr] [-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.
-a Append the output to file or typescript, retaining the prior con-
Run the named command instead of the shell. Useful for capturing
the output of a program that behaves differently when associated
with a tty.
-d When playing back a session with the -p flag, don't sleep between
records when playing back a timestamped session.
-e Exit with the shell-style exit status of the shell or command,
instead of always exiting successfully.
-f Flush output after each write. This is useful for watching the
script output in real time.
-p Play back a session recorded with the -r flag in real time.
-q Be quiet, and don't output started and ended lines.
-r Record a session with input, output, and timestamping.
The script ends when the forked shell exits (a control-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)).
Certain interactive commands, such as vi(1), create garbage in the type-
script file. script works best with commands that do not manipulate the
screen, the results are meant to emulate a hardcopy terminal.
The following environment variable is used by script:
SHELL If the variable SHELL exists, the shell forked by script will be
that shell. If SHELL is not set, the Bourne shell is assumed.
(Most shells set this variable automatically).
csh(1) (for the history mechanism).
The script command appeared in 3.0BSD.
script places everything in the log file, including linefeeds and
backspaces. This is not what the naive user expects.
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