I have a ncurses dump (with for example screen recorder from GNU screen) and I would like to convert it into text
(there are some conversations in it, some lists and other things, all text, but ncurses formatted, like there is a permanent status bar, a clock, etc. and I really don't want to change subject about which ncurses software I use and how to use that to generate text instead a generic solution ... I open this question be cause isn't only one software, there are few, screen recorder from GNU screen is only an example)
if I use less tool to see file it complain about being binary and then show a lot of garbage
if I use cat, I can see the text, but all pages at once, no way to slow it down or interact with it at all (if I add | less ... it will behave like not using cat at all)
same thing with grep, it will only show all lines at once, if it finds the string
so, any ideas ?