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SCRIPT(1)		  BSD General Commands Manual		     SCRIPT(1)

NAME
     script -- make typescript of terminal session

SYNOPSIS
     script [-a] [-q] [file] [command ...]

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.

     If	the argument command ... is given, script will run the specified com-
     mand with an optional argument vector instead of an interactive shell.

     Option:

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

     -q	     Run in quiet mode,	omit the start and stop	status messages.

     The script	ends when the forked shell (or command)	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	type-
     script 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 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).

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.

     It	is not possible	to specify a command without also naming the script
     file because of argument parsing compatability issues.

4th Berkeley Distribution	 June 6, 1993	     4th Berkeley Distribution

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