Python equivalent of script(1)

Discussion in 'Python' started by cepl, Jan 1, 2005.

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    cepl Guest

    Is there anything like script(1) for python interactive sessions. From
    script(1) manpage:

    Script makes a typescript of everything printed on your terminal.
    It is useful for students who need a hardcopy record of an
    interactive session as proof of an assignment, as the typescript
    file can be printed out later with lpr(1).

    If the argument file is given, script saves all dialogue in file.
    If no file name is given, the typescript is saved in the file

    In my case I wouldn't like to use it as a proof of anything, but I want
    to get a script accessing a library system in my school -- it means
    many attempts to play with urllib. I would prefer to do it in an
    interactive session, but then I would love to have a record of all what
    I've done, so I can edit this record into final script.
    Thanks for any hint,

    Matej Cepl
    cepl, Jan 1, 2005
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    Thomas Rast Guest

    You can save the current input history with

    If you want to log your whole session, including output, try using the
    'screen' utility.

    - Thomas
    Thomas Rast, Jan 1, 2005
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    cepl Guest

    Thanks a lot.
    cepl, Jan 1, 2005
  4. $ script transcript.txt
    Script started, file is transcript.txt
    $ python

    Not sure if there's a way to shut off readline...
    Grant Edwards, Jan 1, 2005
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    Mike Meyer Guest

    Emacs will do that for you, either in a shell (command shell) or in a
    Python shell. Edit a python file, and type C-C ! and it'll start an
    interactive python in a buffer that will save all the output.

    Of course, you can also run your python after running script. That
    will log everything from the python session in the script file.

    Mike Meyer, Jan 1, 2005
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