Reproduce previous stdout output without running previous command

Frank Shute frank at
Wed Jun 10 11:34:38 UTC 2009

On Mon, Jun 08, 2009 at 11:13:00PM -0700, Norbert Papke wrote:
> On June 8, 2009, Daniel Underwood wrote:
> > Further suppose that after running the command, I decide I want to
> > save the output to a text file, so I can analyze the results outside
> > of the terminal.  What can I do? Well, I can do a traditional
> > "copy-and-paste", or I could re-enter the previous command and send it
> > to a text file (which I ought to have done in the first place).
> >
> > But is there another option?  Is there some variable (such as,
> > hypothetically, $output[n], where n=some integer index) that I could
> > use to store the results in a text file?  Such an option might look
> > like the following:
> You could use sysutils/screen from ports.  Screen lets you capture your 
> session in a log file.  If you decide you need the output from a previous 
> command, it would be trivial to extract from the log.

Nobody's mentioned script(1).




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