I can use the "script" command to record an interactive session at the command line. However, this includes all control characters and colour codes. I can remove control characters (like backspace) with "col -b", but I can't find a simple way to remove the colour codes.
Note that I want to use the command line in the normal way, so don't want to disable colours there - I just want to remove them from the script output. Also, I know can play around and try find a regexp to fix things up, but I am hoping there is a simpler (and more reliable - what if there's a code I don't know about when I develop the regexp?) solution.
To show the problem:
spl62 tmp: script Script started, file is typescript spl62 lepl: ls add-licence.sed build-example.sh commit-test push-docs.sh add-licence.sh build.sh delete-licence.sed setup.py asn build-test.sh delete-licence.sh src build-doc.sh clean doc-src test.ini spl62 lepl: exit Script done, file is typescript spl62 tmp: cat -v typescript Script started on Thu 09 Jun 2011 09:47:27 AM CLT spl62 lepl: ls^M ^[[0m^[[00madd-licence.sed^[[0m ^[[00;32mbuild-example.sh^[[0m ^[[00mcommit-test^[[0m ^[[00;32mpush-docs.sh^[[0m^M ^[[00;32madd-licence.sh^[[0m ^[[00;32mbuild.sh^[[0m ^[[00mdelete-licence.sed^[[0m ^[[00msetup.py^[[0m^M ^[[01;34masn^[[0m ^[[00;32mbuild-test.sh^[[0m ^[[00;32mdelete-licence.sh^[[0m ^[[01;34msrc^[[0m^M ^[[00;32mbuild-doc.sh^[[0m ^[[00;32mclean^[[0m ^[[01;34mdoc-src^[[0m ^[[00mtest.ini^[[0m^M spl62 lepl: exit^M Script done on Thu 09 Jun 2011 09:47:29 AM CLT spl62 tmp: col -b < typescript Script started on Thu 09 Jun 2011 09:47:27 AM CLT spl62 lepl: ls 0m00madd-licence.sed0m 00;32mbuild-example.sh0m 00mcommit-test0m 00;32mpush-docs.sh0m 00;32madd-licence.sh0m 00;32mbuild.sh0m 00mdelete-licence.sed0m 00msetup.py0m 01;34masn0m 00;32mbuild-test.sh0m 00;32mdelete-licence.sh0m 01;34msrc0m 00;32mbuild-doc.sh0m 00;32mclean0m 01;34mdoc-src0m 00mtest.ini0m spl62 lepl: exit Script done on Thu 09 Jun 2011 09:47:29 AM CLT