Logging xterm contents to a file.
Tue May 8 15:01:00 GMT 2007
Well, to confirm, I didn't want to print contents of a single screen
but everything which
comes to the screen once I start the "log to file"...
I hope recompiling xterm with --enable-logging would resolve this issue...
On 5/8/07, Thomas Dickey <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Tue, 8 May 2007, Gary Johnson wrote:
> > 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.
> well... the logging operation doesn't print the whole window. It writes
> text to a file concurrently with writing it to the screen. That may be
> what he wanted, but I read it as printing the current screen to a file.
> Where I'm sitting at the moment I don't have cygwin at hand, but since the
> printer support in xterm isn't ifdef'd I'd assume it's available in the
> Cygwin binary. (See the top of the control/left mouse menu - grayed out
> menu entries are still user-configurable).
> Logging historically was ifdef'd because in X11R5 (early 1990's),
> the setuid xterm was known to be insecure. Cygwin doesn't have
> setuid xterm, so (if there were a reliable way to determine this
> in a configure script), it would be reasonable to always enable
> the feature.
> Thomas E. Dickey
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