.\" $NetBSD: script.1,v 1.4 1997/10/19 22:57:47 lukem Exp $ .\" .\" Copyright (c) 1980, 1990, 1993 .\" The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved. .\" .\" Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without .\" modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions .\" are met: .\" 1. Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright .\" notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer. .\" 2. Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright .\" notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the .\" documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution. .\" 3. All advertising materials mentioning features or use of this software .\" must display the following acknowledgement: .\" This product includes software developed by the University of .\" California, Berkeley and its contributors. .\" 4. Neither the name of the University nor the names of its contributors .\" may be used to endorse or promote products derived from this software .\" without specific prior written permission. .\" .\" THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE REGENTS AND CONTRIBUTORS ``AS IS'' AND .\" ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE .\" IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE .\" ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE REGENTS OR CONTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE .\" FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL .\" DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS .\" OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) .\" HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT .\" LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY .\" OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF .\" SUCH DAMAGE. .\" .\" @(#)script.1 8.1 (Berkeley) 6/6/93 .\" .Dd June 6, 1993 .Dt SCRIPT 1 .Os BSD 4 .Sh NAME .Nm script .Nd make typescript of terminal session .Sh SYNOPSIS .Nm .Op Fl a .Op Ar file .Sh DESCRIPTION .Nm 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 .Xr lpr 1 . .Pp If the argument .Ar file is given, .Nm saves all dialogue in .Ar file . If no file name is given, the typescript is saved in the file .Pa typescript . .Pp Option: .Bl -tag -width Ds .It Fl a Append the output to .Ar file or .Pa typescript , retaining the prior contents. .El .Pp The script ends when the forked shell exits (a .Em control-D to exit the Bourne shell .Pf ( Xr sh 1 ) , and .Em exit , .Em logout or .Em control-d (if .Em ignoreeof is not set) for the C-shell, .Xr csh 1 ) . .Pp Certain interactive commands, such as .Xr vi 1 , create garbage in the typescript file. .Nm works best with commands that do not manipulate the screen, the results are meant to emulate a hardcopy terminal. .Sh ENVIRONMENT The following environment variable is utilized by .Nm : .Bl -tag -width SHELL .It Ev SHELL If the variable .Ev SHELL exists, the shell forked by .Nm will be that shell. If .Ev SHELL is not set, the Bourne shell is assumed. (Most shells set this variable automatically). .El .Sh SEE ALSO .Xr csh 1 (for the .Em history mechanism). .Sh HISTORY The .Nm command appeared in .Bx 3.0 . .Sh BUGS .Nm places .Sy everything in the log file, including linefeeds and backspaces. This is not what the naive user expects.