Logging xterm contents to a file.

Gary Johnson garyjohn@spk.agilent.com
Tue May 8 07:29:00 GMT 2007

On 2007-05-08, Mansoorali Kudsi wrote:
>  Hi,
>  Really dumb question. but hope somebody replies to this one?
>  Is it possible to save the entire contents of a xterm window into a
>  file? (using anything other than "script")
>  e.g. for a putty window, we have an option of logging all the contents
>  of the putty window into a file
>  just by doing a right click and giving the file name and path in the
>  properties window.
>  Do we have a similar option for an xterm window in Cygwin?

Xterm has such an option but the last time I checked (Nov. 2006) it 
was not enabled in the Cygwin xterm binary.  You may have to build 
xterm yourself with the "--enable-logging" configure option.  
Logging can then be enabled and disabled via the Ctrl-left- or 
Ctrl-middle-mouse-button menu.  (I don't remember which and I don't 
have an xterm handy at the moment.)  The log file will be written to 
your $HOME directory with the name XtermLog.<PID> where <PID> is the 
process ID of the xterm's process.


Gary Johnson                 | Agilent Technologies
garyjohn@spk.agilent.com     | Mobile Broadband Division
                             | Spokane, Washington, USA

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