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Help! Any info on dumpping linux X terminal text

Posted on 2004-10-31
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Does anyone know how I can get a dump of the ASCII text on the screens of my X terminals?  In an experiment I have 5 thin clients running xterminals off a server, I need to be able to dump the text on the terminals screens periodicly or as a stream into a dump file.  If anyone has any ideas about this your help would be appreciated.

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Question by:iqula
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    I use 'script' command. Basically, type: "script" to start, and press CTRL-D to stop. Default output file is 'typescript'.

    To quote the man page:

    NAME
         script - make typescript of terminal session

    SYNOPSIS
         script [-a] [-f] [-q] [-t] [file]

    DESCRIPTION
         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).

         If the argument file is given, script saves all dialogue in file.  If no
         file name is given, the typescript is saved in the file typescript.
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    by:iqula
    Hi, thanks for that, will that work if my users are in KDE, ie will it capure the text in an opened openoffice doc?
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