'Fix' a typescript file created by the 'script' program to remove control characters

cat typescript | perl -pe 's/\e([^\[\]]|\[.*?[a-zA-Z]|\].*?\a)//g' | col -b > typescript-processed
attribution: Thanks to repellent on perlmonks.org source: http://www.perlmonks.org/?node_id=684459

2009-05-28 21:02:17

What Others Think

Thank you so much. I work in an environment where I need to constantly to do Root Cause Analysis on a lot of servers and sometimes simultaneously. So I use 'script' to log all my sessions to keep track of what I've done and where, but when I needed to look back at those typescript files I would go sick, until now. :)
paulolc · 568 weeks and 2 days ago
Thanks, so handy !
unixmonkey10175 · 555 weeks ago
Fantastic. You guys here are brilliant!
lostinberlin · 379 weeks ago
This saved me a lot of time, thanks a lot.
htrap · 307 weeks and 6 days ago
worked very well, thanks!
bjmgeek · 306 weeks and 4 days ago

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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