Wednesday, June 11, 2008

How to keep track of your Unix/Linux command execution and its output

By using "script" command, you can keep track of Executed Commands and its output.

Definition: The script command will keep a transcript(written record) of everything you say to the computer and everything that the computer responds to you.

Syntax: script [capturefilename]

*) To start the script command
eg: vjsujay$ script cmdlog

Note: cmdlog will be created in the current dir and also if you are not specifying the filename means, it will create a default filename 'typescript'

*) To stop capturing or script command,
eg: vjsujay$ exit

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