scriptlive - Man Page

re-run session typescripts, using timing information

Synopsis

scriptlive [options] [-t] timingfile [-I|-B] typescript

Description

This program re-runs a typescript, using stdin typescript and timing information to ensure that input happens in the same rhythm as it originally appeared when the script was recorded.

The session is executed in a newly created pseudoterminal with the user's $SHELL (or defaults to /bin/bash).

Be careful! Do not forget that the typescript may contains arbitrary commands. It is recommended to use "scriptreplay --stream in --log-in typescript" (or with --log-io instead of --log-in to verify the typescript before it is executed by scriptlive(1).

The timing information is what script(1) outputs to file specified by --log-timing. The typescript has to contain stdin information and it is what script(1) outputs to file specified by --log-in or --log-io.

Options

-I,  --log-in file

File containing script's terminal input.

-B,  --log-io file

File containing script's terminal output and input.

-t,  --timing file

File containing script's timing output.  This option overrides old-style arguments.

-T,  --log-timing file

Aliased to -t, maintained for compatibility with script(1) command-line options.

-d,  --divisor number

Speed up the replay displaying this number of times.  The argument is a floating-point number.  It's called divisor because it divides the timings by this factor.  This option overrides old-style arguments.

-m,  --maxdelay number

Set the maximum delay between updates to number of seconds.  The argument is a floating-point number.  This can be used to avoid long pauses in the typescript replay.

-V,  --version

Display version information and exit.

-h,  --help

Display help text and exit.

Examples

% script --log-timing file.tm --log-in script.in
Script started, file is script.out
% date
<etc, etc>
% exit
Script done, file is script.out
% scriptlive --log-timing file.tm --log-in script.in

Authors

Karel Zak.

See Also

script(1), scriptreplay(1)

Availability

The scriptlive command is part of the util-linux package and is available from Linux Kernel Archive.

Referenced By

script(1), scriptreplay(1).

October 2019 util-linux