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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

     script -- make typescript of terminal session

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

     script [-a] [-f] [-q] [-t] [file]

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

     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 contents.

     -f      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'.

     -q      Be quiet.

     -t      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

     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 typescript
 file.  Script works best with commands that do not manipulate the
     screen, the results are meant to emulate a hardcopy terminal.

ENVIRONMENT    [Toc]    [Back]

     The following environment variable is utilized 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).

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

     csh(1) (for the history mechanism).

HISTORY    [Toc]    [Back]

     The script command appeared in 3.0BSD.

BUGS    [Toc]    [Back]

     Script places everything in the log file, including linefeeds and
     backspaces.  This is not what the naive user expects.

Linux				 July 30, 2000				 Linux
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