On Linux, Putty Log is not WYSIWYG like the screen?

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On Linux, Putty Log is not WYSIWYG like the screen?

Hi all,

I am not sure if this is a known issue. I am using Putty and logging the session into a log, only the printable one.

On Solaris, all is working fine. But on Linux servers, Redhat or Suse, while the screen looks correct, the log file is not.

Note example below:

On the screen, it looks as below, I copy-and-paste direct from the screen.

- SuSE:
RUNTIME              TABLESPACE_NAME                STATUS
-------------------- ------------------------------ ---------
03-MAY-2013 18:15:20 SYSTEM                         ONLINE
- RedHat:
RUNTIME                       TABLESPACE_NAME                STATUS
----------------------------- ------------------------------ ---------
03-MAY-2013 18:13:45          SYSAUX                         ONLINE
03-MAY-2013 18:13:45          SYSTEM                         ONLINE
- Solaris:
RUNTIME              TABLESPACE_NAME                STATUS
-------------------- ------------------------------ ---------
03-MAY-2013 18:13:49 SYSTEM                         ONLINE

But on the PuTTY log, it shows as below:

- SuSE
-------------------- ------------------------------ ---------
03-MAY-2013 18:19:34 SYSTEM    ONLINE
- RedHat
----------------------------- ------------------------------ ---------
03-MAY-2013 18:13:45      SYSAUX     ONLINE
03-MAY-2013 18:13:45      SYSTEM     ONLINE
- Solaris:
RUNTIME              TABLESPACE_NAME                STATUS
-------------------- ------------------------------ ---------
03-MAY-2013 18:13:49 SYSTEM                         ONLINE

On the PuTTY logging, I choose Printable Output only. If I change the Linux ones to do All session output, then it all lines up perfectly. Unfortunately, choosing All session output gives a lot of other garbage, i.e. special characters, in the log file.

Is there some settings on Linux that I have to do to get around this problem? TERM on all OS'es are set to vt100.

Any advise/tips much appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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I don't know the answer about Putty directly but it looks like the log output from SuSe and RedHat is <space> delimited and the output from Solaris is <tab> delimited.

I might be wrong but having worked on Unix systems for many years, that's just my guess.

Anybody know whether this is a Putty configurable option?

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