script [-a] [-c command] [-e] [-f] [-q] [-t[=file]] [-V] [-h] [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.
Append the output to file or typescript, retaining the prior con-
-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.
Return the exit code of the child process. Uses the same format
as bash termination on signal termination exit code is 128+n.
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 sym-
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.
Output version information and exit.
Output help and exit.
The script ends when the forked shell exits (a control-D to exit the
(Most shells set this variable automatically).
csh(1) (for the history mechanism), scriptreplay(1).
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.
The script command is part of the util-linux package and is available
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