How to Record and Replay Linux Terminal Sessions using ‘script’ and ‘scriptreplay’ Commands

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30 Responses

  1. Chris says:

    For those trying to get this working on macOS 10.13.x I was able to do,

    # script -r /path/to/my/fancy-42-recording.log

    and then to playback the recording with `script`

    # script -p /path/to/my/fancy-42-recording.log
  2. abhi says:

    Thanks for the blog on script command. It was very helpful and elaborative.

  3. Zorglups says:

    Small typo:
    The scriptreplay command helps to replay information in your log_file used with the script command.

  4. Jonathan CHARDON says:

    hello, cool article :)

    i find a funky typo -> You will not see a massage that shows script is starting or exiting.
    you write “massage” instead of “message”


  5. Shashank says:

    How do I append a session of terminal & do scriptreplay with the append session, I am trying like this:

    # script --append --timing=1.timing 1.session
    # scriptreplay 1.timing 1.session

    When I ran this first time and save the session I can see the replay through:

    # scriptreplay 1.timing 1.session

    but when I want to add or append more session to the same script then I am not able to run properly the same script with append one through the same command

    Please help me out!!

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