script

     script [-a] [-c command] [-e] [-f] [-q] [-t[=file]] [-V] [-h] [file]

DESCRIPTION
     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.

     Options:

     -a, --append
             Append the output to file or typescript, retaining the prior con-
             tents.

     -c, --command command
             Run the 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'.

     --force
             Allow the default output destination, i.e. the typescript file,
             to be a hard or symbolic link.  The command will follow a sym-
             bolic link.

     -q, --quiet
             Be 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 control-D to exit the
            (Most shells set this variable automatically).

SEE ALSO
     csh(1) (for the history mechanism), scriptreplay(1).

HISTORY
     The script command appeared in 3.0BSD.

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

AVAILABILITY
     The script command is part of the util-linux package and is available
     from ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/utils/util-linux/.

util-linux                     February 2011                        util-linux
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