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Kali Linux: Capture terminal sessions with ‘script’

Wednesday, August 9th, 2023

‘script’ is mentioned on different blogs and and pages but I couldn’t get it to run until I came across this blog post by Ken Hess:

It’s fairly simple…. run ‘script -O <name_of_a_file> to start, you will get ‘Script started, output log file….’

Press Ctrl+d when you’re done and you will get a confirmation ‘Script done’

You can view the saved file using cat.

Where I ithought it doesn’t work is that the output file looks exactly like the terminal. You almost have to look very hard to a line like ‘Script started ….’ But work it does. And it can be a real time and life-saver for documentation.