script - Makes a transcript of terminal session
script [-a] [file]
command makes a transcript of everything
printed on your terminal.
Appends the transcript to
rather than writing it to
The name of an output file that will contain the transcript
of the session. If this parameter is omitted, the file
The transcript is written to file, or appended to file if the -a option is given. If no file name is given, the transcript is saved in the file typescript.
The script ends when the forked shell exits.
This program is useful when you are using a CRT and want a hard-copy record of the dialog (for example, a technical writer might create an example of a working session this way).
If you specify the -a option and the file does not exist, it is created.
If you do not specify the
option and the
exists, it is replaced.
command requires a streams based terminal.
In single user mode, streams may not be enabled. Under these circumstances,
script will exit with no action. If you are the superuser and need to run
this command in single user mode, use the following special instructions.
If it is necessary to enable a streams environment in the single user
mode, enter the command
/sbin/init.d/streams. This command
is available to the superuser only.
Commands: autopush(8), cat(1), echo(1), strsetup(8), tee(1)