way to "duplicate" console contents to a file?
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Is there a way to have my console messages duplicated and saved in a file? I know about sending messages to "console" in [n]syslogd, but I'm looking for the ability to essentially see a _copy_ of what is on the screen. There are messages that pop out on the console that I'd like to view remotely, *and*, I would like to be able to review the startup messages after the kernel has booted and while it is going through the RC scripts. Occasionally (often) I have some rc script that caused some unexpected or weird output on boot that only "spews" its output onto the console. Even the running of the "rc" scripts -- that output seems to be limited to the console. Even for info that goes to the console, I'm only partly lucky in being able to scroll back -- sometimes can't scroll back enough, or something on occasion mungs the part of the scrollback buffer I want to view.It know "dmesg" and boot.[o]msg show the kernel's startup messages, but maybe
it's when it stop's recording to klog and switches over to syslog that info written to the console is no longer recorded. I'd "sorta" like a "console" file like is in boot.msg for the kernel boot -- something that is appended to for each session, the re-initialized. But startup scripts and sometimes drivers and such, _appear_ to write messages to either /dev/console, /dev/tty, or stderr/out with it mapped to the console. I'd prefer not to disturb the way messages are displayed on the console so when I am in front of the computer it will appear "normal" -- but want the ability to display those messages when logged in remotely (more normal case). Ideas? Clue sticks? :-) Thanks, Linda - To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-newbie" in the body of a message to majordomo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html Please read the FAQ at http://www.linux-learn.org/faqs