In Linux terminal you can save not only an output of the individual commands using different types of redirections, but you can also capture and save to a file all the commands executed during a session and their output.
All the commands executed in a Linux terminal and their output can be saved to a file using a
The script command creates a session during which it saves everything displayed on a terminal to a specified file.
In this short note i am showing how to save all the terminal output to a file in Linux using the
Save All the Terminal Output to a File
script session to save all the terminal output to a file named
output.txt in the current directory:
$ script output.txt
Execute some commands which outputs you want to save:
$ uptime $ uname -a
Now if you open the
output.txt you should see all the captured commands with their output:
$ cat output.txt -- output -- Script started on 2021-11-23 18:38:56+01:00 [TERM="xterm-256color" TTY="/dev/pts/0"... user@box ~ $ uptime 18:39:05 up 1 day, 1:09, 1 user, load average: 1,01, 1,07, 0,97 user@box ~ $ uname -a Linux box 5.4.0-88-generic #99-Ubuntu SMP Thu Sep 23 17:29:00 UTC 2021 x86_64 x86_6... user@box ~ $ exit exit