SCRIPT(1) User Commands SCRIPT(1)


NAME


script - make record of a terminal session

SYNOPSIS


script [-a] [filename]


DESCRIPTION


The script utility makes a record of everything printed on your screen.
The record is written to filename. If no file name is given, the record
is saved in the file typescript. See WARNINGS.


The script command forks and creates a sub-shell, according to the value
of $SHELL, and records the text from this session. The script ends when
the forked shell exits or when Control-d is typed.

OPTIONS


The following option is supported:

-a
Appends the session record to filename, rather than overwriting it.


NOTES


script places everything that appears on the screen in filename,
including prompts.

ATTRIBUTES


See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:


+---------------+-----------------+
|ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE |
+---------------+-----------------+
|CSI | Enabled |
+---------------+-----------------+

SEE ALSO


attributes(7)

WARNINGS


script can pose a security risk when used in directories that are
writable by other users (for example, /tmp), especially when run by a
privileged user, that is, root. Be sure that typescript is not a link
before running script.


January 30, 2004 SCRIPT(1)