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SCRIPT(1)                   General Commands Manual                  SCRIPT(1)

NAME
     script -- make typescript of terminal session

SYNOPSIS
     script [-adfpqr] [-c command] [file]

DESCRIPTION
     script 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.

     Option:

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

     -c command
             Run the named command instead of the shell.  Useful for capturing
             the output of a program that behaves differently when associated
             with a tty.

     -d      When playing back a session with the -p flag, don't sleep between
             records when playing back a timestamped session.

     -f      Flush output after each write.  This is useful for watching the
             script output in real time.

     -p      Play back a session recorded with the -r flag in real time.

     -q      Be quiet, and don't output started and ended lines.

     -r      Record a session with input, output, and timestamping.

     The script ends when the forked shell 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.  script works best with commands that do not manipulate
     the screen, the results are meant to emulate a hardcopy terminal.

ENVIRONMENT
     The following environment variable is used 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
     script places everything in the log file, including linefeeds and
     backspaces.  This is not what the naive user expects.

NetBSD 7.1.2                   October 17, 2009                   NetBSD 7.1.2