Record output of any command using 'tee' at backend; mainly can be used to capture the output of ssh from client side while connecting to a server.

ssh user@server | tee logfilename
Optionally, you can create a new function to do this with a custom command. Edit $HOME/.bashrc and add: myssh () { ssh $1 | tee sshlog ; } Save it. At command prompt: myssh user@server
Sample Output
Then 'cat logfilename' can be used to see the list of the commands including all of the stdout with lesser unreadable characters.

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By: bassu
2009-04-17 19:17:02

What Others Think

for session-recodring purpose, I still prefer script: # script your_favorite_logfile_name.log # do whatever you need to do... and log # terminate shell provided by script log file is your_favorite_logfile_name.log Edit shell file at you leisure (usually starts with dos2unix to remove return characters.
pruneau · 634 weeks and 6 days ago
this is different that the session recording ... it records all of commands you send to other server or myssh
bassu · 630 weeks and 3 days ago

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