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

NAME
     script -- make typescript of terminal session

SYNOPSIS
     script [-a] [-f] [-q] [-t]	[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.

     Options:

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

     -f	     Flush output after	each write. This is nice for telecooperation:
	     One person	does `mkfifo foo; script -f foo' and another can su-
	     pervise real-time what is being done using	`cat foo'.

     -q	     Be	quiet.

     -t	     Output timeing data to standard error. This data contains two
	     fields, separated by a space. The first field indicates how much
	     time elapsed since	the previous output. The second	field indi-
	     cates how many characters were output this	time. This information
	     can be used to replay typescripts with realistic typing and out-
	     put delays.

     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	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), replay(1).

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.

Linux				 July 30, 2000				 Linux

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