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NAME         top

       scriptlive - re-run session typescripts, using timing information

SYNOPSIS         top

       scriptlive [options] [-t] timingfile [-I|-B] typescript

DESCRIPTION         top

       This program re-run 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 newly created pseudo terminal with 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(1).

       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 script(1) outputs to file specified by --log-in or --log-io.

OPTIONS         top

       -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
              aliast 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

       -m, --maxdelay number
              Set the maximum delay between transcript updates to number of
              seconds.  The argument is a floating point number.  This can
              be used to avoid long pauses in the transcript replay.

       -V, --version
              Display version information and exit.

       -h, --help
              Display help text and exit.

EXAMPLE         top

       % script --log-timing --log-in
       Script started, file is script.out
       % date
       <etc, etc>
       % exit
       Script done, file is script.out
       % scriptlive --log-timing --log-in

SEE ALSO         top

       script(1), scriptreplay(1)

COPYRIGHT         top

       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

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

AUTHOR         top

       Karel Zak ⟨⟩.

AVAILABILITY         top

       The scriptlive command is part of the util-linux package and is
       available from Linux Kernel Archive 

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util-linux                      October 2019                   SCRIPTLIVE(1)

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