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scriptreplay - play back typescripts, using timing information
scriptreplay [options] [-t] timingfile [typescript [divisor]]
This program replays a typescript, using timing information to ensure
that output happens at the same speed as it originally appeared when
the script was recorded.
The replay simply displays the information again; the programs that
were run when the typescript was being recorded are not run again.
Since the same information is simply being displayed, scriptreplay is
only guaranteed to work properly if run on the same type of terminal
the typescript was recorded on. Otherwise, any escape characters in
the typescript may be interpreted differently by the terminal to which
scriptreplay is sending its output.
The timing information is what script(1) outputs to standard error if
it is run with the -t parameter.
By default, the typescript to display is assumed to be named
"typescript", but other filenames may be specified, as the second
parameter or with option -s.
If the third parameter is specified, it is used as a speed-up
multiplier. For example, a speed-up of 2 makes scriptreplay go twice
as fast, and a speed-up of 0.1 makes it go ten times slower than the
The first three options will overide old-style arguments.
-t, --timing file
File containing script timing output.
-s, --typescript file
File containing the script terminal output.
-d, --divisor number
Speed up the replay displaying this number of times. The
argument is a floating point number. It's called divisor
because it divides the timings by this factor.
Display version information and exit.
Display a help message and exit.
% script -t 2> timingfile
Script started, file is typescript
Script done, file is typescript
% scriptreplay timingfile
Copyright © 2008 James Youngman
Copyright © 2008 Karel Zak
This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. There is
NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
Released under the GNU General Public License version 2 or later.
The original scriptreplay program was written by Joey Hess
<email@example.com>. The program was re-written in C by James Youngman
<firstname.lastname@example.org> and Karel Zak <email@example.com>.
The scriptreplay command is part of the util-linux package and is
available from ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/utils/util-linux/.