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script(1)							    script(1)



NAME

  script - Makes a transcript of terminal session

SYNOPSIS

  script [-a] [file]

  The script command makes a transcript	of everything printed on your termi-
  nal.

OPTIONS

  -a  Appends the transcript to	file rather than writing it to file.

OPERANDS

  file
      The name of an output file that will contain the transcript of the ses-
      sion.  If	this parameter is omitted, the file typescript is written.

DESCRIPTION

  The transcript is written to file, or	appended to file if the	-a option is
  given.  If no	file name is given, the	transcript is saved in the file
  typescript.

  The script ends when the forked shell	exits.

  This program is useful when you are using a CRT and want a hard-copy record
  of the dialog	(for example, a	technical writer might create an example of a
  working session this way).

  If you specify the -a	option and the file does not exist, it is created.

  If you do not	specify	the -a option and the file exists, it is replaced.

RESTRICTIONS

  The script command requires a	streams	based terminal.	 In single user	mode,
  streams may not be enabled.  Under these circumstances, script will exit
  with no action.  If you are the superuser and	need to	run this command in
  single user mode, use	the following special instructions.

  Enabling Streams


  If it	is necessary to	enable a streams environment in	the single user	mode,
  enter	the command /sbin/init.d/streams.  This	command	is available to	the
  superuser only.




SEE ALSO

  Commands:  autopush(8), cat(1), echo(1), strsetup(8),	tee(1)


  System Administration