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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 overwrit-
                ing it.



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

ATTRIBUTES
       See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:


       tab()     allbox;     cw(2.750000i)|    cw(2.750000i)    lw(2.750000i)|
       lw(2.750000i).   ATTRIBUTE  TYPEATTRIBUTE   VALUE   AvailabilitySUNWcsu
       CSIEnabled


SEE ALSO
       attributes(5)

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.



SunOS 5.10                        30 Jan 2004                        script(1)