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SCRIPTLIVE(1) User Commands SCRIPTLIVE(1)

NAME

scriptlive - 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.

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 script1 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.

-h, --help

Display help text and exit.

-V, --version

Print version 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 <kzak@redhat.com>

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2019 Karel Zak

This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. There is NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

Released under the GNU General Public License version 2 or later.

SEE ALSO

script(1), scriptreplay(1)

REPORTING BUGS

For bug reports, use the issue tracker at <https://github.com/util-linux/util-linux/issues>.

AVAILABILITY

The scriptlive command is part of the util-linux package which can be downloaded from Linux Kernel Archive <https://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/utils/util-linux/>.

2022-02-17 util-linux 2.38