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Old 03-13-2002, 03:16 PM   #1
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terminal history logging


Hello,

Is there a command to log what passes through your terminal screen? Here's how my problem comes up: I need to access a database through a telnet session and then a java wrapper; when I retrieve the records in a table of the database, I see about 1 million lines flash across the screen, and I can't read anything but the last 100-some lines.

The db wrapper API is not very complex, so I believe the best way to view all of that data is to just save the output of the telnet session into a file. Does anyone have any idea how to do that?

Alan
 
Old 03-13-2002, 03:19 PM   #2
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send it to a file

You can pipe the output of any command to a filelike this

ps -aux > filename

and then edit "filename" and there ya go
 
Old 03-13-2002, 03:20 PM   #3
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oops like this

the format is actually this

command options > filename
 
Old 03-13-2002, 03:36 PM   #4
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Thanks, that works. =)

I do recall there being some command, though. It would be more convenient, since in piping the output (1) I can't read the telnet output (which is important, since I need to respond to prompts and (2) my input doesn't get piped.

Thanks,
Alan
 
Old 03-15-2002, 02:59 AM   #5
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Answer

I've found the answer; turns out the command is "script", so type up "man script" to figure out how it works.
 
  


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