I have to run some scripts in a screen and I used the C-a H command to record the output to a screenlog.0 file when I press the shortcut keys the message is Logfile "screenlog.O" closed. But if I try to find it with locate screenlog.0 it doesn't show up.

Where can I find the screenlog.0 file?

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You can find the screenlog.0 file in screen's current working directory (cwd). This is either the directory that was the cwd when you started screen, or it's a directory you subsequently changed to using the :chdir screen command.

The easiest way to find out what this directory is is to open a new window with a shell in it using Ctrl-a c and check the pwd of the new shell (which is usually visible straight away in the prompt).

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