In general, I'd use ssh
(secure shell) instead of telnet
. As redirection happens in your local shell, you can do
ssh other_computer ifconfig ... > ifconfig.out
(The "..." stands for any options you want to pass to ifconfig
I don't know your exact circumstances, and if you're forced to use telnet
, I don't know of such an elegant solution. You could start script
, and when you exit from both, you'll have a transcript of the whole session in file "typescript".
Regarding your subject, I just came across How to Ask Questions the Smart Way
-- great reading!