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Re: how can I find the terminal output

From: Gottfried
Subject: Re: how can I find the terminal output
Date: Mon, 9 May 2022 16:21:22 +0000

Dear Guixers,

thank you very much for your patience and infos, Simon and Kyle,

now I understand how script works and I can use it.
Thanks also for mentioning tealdeer.That's great, exactly what I need, examples of usage.

I still have trouble to understand the man pages. I am not a hacker or programmer and am not using the commandline on a daily basis. So I am still "hacking" on the basis. I am not used to understanding the programmers language yet. I am learning day by day.


Am 09.05.22 um 13:42 schrieb Kyle:
I have never used the command script, but I thought you might benefit from installing the 
tldr utility: whose name is short for "too long didn't read" It gives examples 
instead of all the unwanted details that man pages throw at you first even though they 
don't make a lick of sense without the right background knowledge and perspective. There 
are many implementations, but I like tealdeer.

   guix install tealdeer

Then type:

   tldr script

That produces a few examples for me.

On May 7, 2022 11:42:28 AM EDT, zimoun <> wrote:

On Fri, 06 May 2022 at 20:18, Gottfried <> wrote:

How do I have to use "script"?

Only you can answer. ;-)  The question is: what is your needs?  Do you
need to record and track the output for each command?

Personally, I only do that for the very rare cases when I am demoing.
Otherwise, I only redirect the output of a command to a file using ’>’.

Do I have to enter "script" in the terminal before I start other
commands, so that it will start to log my shell?


or can I, after a command with output, enter "script" and it will log my
output in a file typescript?


However, you can redo the same command to append the output to a
previous ’typescript’.  For instance, in your terminal:

        script -a
        cd /tmp/

Then the file ’typescript’ contains the session (input and output)
between ’script’ and ’exit’ (included).  Therefore, the first ’pwd’ will
be not recorded.

I tried several times, but it didn't work. It didn't record anything,
when I opened the file typescript.

So can you show me an example how to use it?
What Options are useful?

Well, have you read the manpage of ’script’?  Type ’man script’.

Hope that helps,

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