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2003/12/08 script

© December 2003 Tony Lawrence

Back in the days of dumb terminals, I used this a lot. Nowadays, with scrolling windows and easy cut and paste, it's not so necessary but it's not a bad idea to know about this in case you ever need it.

.. here you do whatever you need to do

would capture whatever appeared on the screen betweeen it's invocation and the CTRL-D and put it in file called "typescript" (you could also specify the file you want to record into).

The file is raw data: linefeeds, backspaces, control characters are all faithfully recorded. That's sometimes useful, and is why I still do use this when I need that information.

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