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       script - make typescript of terminal session


       script [options] [file]


       script makes a typescript of everything displayed 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 the dialogue in this  file.
       If no filename is given, the dialogue is saved in the file typescript.


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

       -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'.

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

       -q, --quiet
              Be quiet (do  not  write  start  and  done  messages  to  either
              standard output or the typescript file).

       -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
              Display version information and exit.

       -h, --help
              Display help text and exit.


       The script ends when the forked shell exits (a control-D for 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.   script  works  best  with  commands  that  do  not
       manipulate the screen, the results are  meant  to  emulate  a  hardcopy

       It  is  not  recommended  to  run script in non-interactive shells. The
       inner shell of script is always interactive, and  this  could  lead  to
       unexpected results. If you use script in the shell initialization file,
       you have to avoid entering an infinite loop. Use e.  g.  profile  file,
       which is read by login shells only:

              if test -t 0 ; then

       You should also avoid use of script in command pipes, as script can
       read more input than you would expect.


       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).


       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.

       script is primarily designed for interactive terminal sessions, it's
       possible that when stdin is not a terminal (for example "echo foo |
       script") then all session hung ups, because interactive shell within
       script session miss EOF and the script has no clue when close the
       session. See the NOTES section for more information.


       The script command is part of the util-linux package and is available
       from Linux Kernel Archive ⟨