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script(1)						      General Commands Manual							 script(1)

       script - generate script of your terminal session

       script [-a] [file]

       The command calls a forked shell and then makes a typescript of everything printed on your terminal.  The typescript is written to file, or
       appended to file if the -a option is given.  If no file name is given, the typescript is saved in the file typescript .	Later, it  can	be
       sent to the line printer with

       When  is  run,  it  will  execute your .cshrc file and will also put you under control of a new pty. The program ends when the forked shell

       This program is useful when using a crt and you want a hard-copy record of the dialog. An example of how can be used is a  student  handing
       in a program that was developed on a crt when hard-copy terminals are in short supply.

       -a   Appends output to the output file.

       Because	the  command  uses  a  second  pair of pseudo ttys, some commands will fail when run under For example, the command may not always
       return a username.

       Also, the editor can be affected by The commands j, k, h, and l that are used to move the cursor, do not always function properly.  If  the
       screen becomes garbled when using these commands, use <ctrl> L to refresh the screen.

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SCRIPT(1)						    BSD General Commands Manual 						 SCRIPT(1)

script -- make typescript of terminal session SYNOPSIS
script [-a] [-k] [-q] [-t time] [file [command ...]] DESCRIPTION
The script utility 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. If the argument command ... is given, script will run the specified command with an optional argument vector instead of an interactive shell. Options: -a Append the output to file or typescript, retaining the prior contents. -k Log keys sent to program as well as output. -q Run in quiet mode, omit the start and stop status messages. -t time Specify time interval between flushing script output file. A value of 0 causes script to flush for every character I/O event. The default interval is 30 seconds. The script ends when the forked shell (or command) 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. The script utility works best with commands that do not manipulate the screen. The results are meant to emulate a hardcopy terminal, not an addressable one. ENVIRONMENT
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
csh(1) (for the history mechanism). HISTORY
The script command appeared in 3.0BSD. BUGS
The script utility places everything in the log file, including linefeeds and backspaces. This is not what the naive user expects. It is not possible to specify a command without also naming the script file because of argument parsing compatibility issues. When running in -k mode, echo cancelling is far from ideal. The slave terminal mode is checked for ECHO mode to check when to avoid manual echo logging. This does not work when in a raw mode where the program being run is doing manual echo. BSD
June 6, 1993 BSD
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