script makes a typescript of everything printed on your terminal. It is useful for students who need a hardcopy record of an interactive session as proof of an assignment, as the typescript file can be printed out later with lpr(1). You can start a script session by just typing script in the terminal, all the subsequent commands and their outputs will all be saved in a file named typescript in the current directory. You can save the result to a different file too by just starting script like:
script output.txt To logout of the script session (stop saving the contents), just type exit.
Here is an example:
$ script output.txt Script started, file is output.txt $ ls output.txt testfile.txt foo.txt $ exit exit Script done, file is output.txt Now if I read the file:
$ cat output.txt Script started on Mon 20 Apr 2015 08:00:14 AM BDT $ ls output.txt testfile.txt foo.txt $ exit exit Script done on Mon 20 Apr 2015 08:00:21 AM BDT script also has many options e.g. running quietly -q (--quiet) without showing/saving program messages, it can also run a specific command -c (--command) rather than a session, it also has many other options. Check man script to get more ideas.