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Shell recorder with replay

Terminal - Shell recorder with replay
script -t /tmp/mylog.out 2>/tmp/mylog.time; <do your work>; <CTRL-D>; scriptreplay /tmp/mylog.time /tmp/mylog.out
2011-01-19 07:16:30
User: olorin
Functions: script
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Shell recorder with replay

If you provide the option -t to the script command and redirect stderr into a file, the timing information on what is going on on the terminal, is also stored.

You can replay the session via the scriptreplay command, where you can also provide a speedup factor (see the man page for details).

Great for demonstration purposes ...

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Terminal - Alternatives
script -t 2> timing.txt -a session.txt ; Run some commands here; exit; scriptreplay timing.txt session.txt

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Where does scriptreplay come from?

Comment by DaveQB 188 weeks and 1 day ago

It's part of the util-linux package

Comment by olorin 188 weeks and 1 day ago

Not on CentOS 5

david.ward@om012234 ~ $ rpm -ql util-linux |grep reply david.ward@om012234 ~ $ rpm -qa util-linux util-linux-2.13-0.50.el5.x86_64 david.ward@om012234 ~ $ rpm -ql util-linux |grep reply
Comment by DaveQB 188 weeks ago

Tried to grep for replay instead of reply?

Comment by olorin 188 weeks ago

Oh oops. But yes.

david.ward@om012234 ~ $ rpm -ql util-linux |grep replay david.ward@om012234 ~ $
Comment by DaveQB 187 weeks and 3 days ago

> cat /etc/SuSE-release

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (x86_64)

VERSION = 11

PATCHLEVEL = 1

> rpm -ql util-linux |grep replay

/usr/bin/scriptreplay

/usr/share/man/man1/scriptreplay.1.gz

Ok, you win :D. So maybe this is SuSE specific.

Comment by olorin 187 weeks and 3 days ago

Haha. Maybe it (scriptreplay) should be on all distros. Sound great.

Comment by DaveQB 187 weeks and 1 day ago

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