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Old 09-13-2004, 08:11 PM   #1
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Looking for a shell logger

Hi all,

I was wondering if there's already a tool to log a shell session to a unique file? I want to keep track of what I do in certain sessions, and bash's history isn't up to the task. I want to log stdin, stdout and stderr if possible.

What I would like best would be a program that can create a log file like this:

[bash]$ touch test1
[bash]$ touch test2
[bash]$ ls
test1     test2
[bash]$ make
make: *** No targets specified and no makefile found.  Stop.
I can whip up a shell command to create the filename myself if necessary, but does a tool exist for this?
Old 09-13-2004, 09:40 PM   #2
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In the Advanced Bash-Scripting Guide, section 16-11, there's a sample bash script that might suit your needs, with appropriate modification.


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