I just want to have a quick overview of my detached GNU
screen sessions. Is it possible to dump the current content to stdout ? Something like
screen --print SESSION_NAME > file.txt
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You can dump one window of a screen session with
screen -X hardcopy /some/file, that will save a screen dump of the current window in
You can dump a specific window with:
screen -X at 3 hardcopy /some/file
And all of them in a single file with:
screen -X eval 'hardcopy_append on' 'at \\# hardcopy /some/file'
You can also dump one file per window, by specifying which directory to dump them in (if you don't specify it, then they'll be dumped in the directory
screen was started in) with
screen -X eval 'hardcopydir /some/dir' 'at \\# hardcopy'
(will be dumped in files called
-h option of
hardcopy to include the scroll buffer.
-S option as usual to specify the session to run the command in.
screen with the
-L option to enable logging of the session.
Alternatively, after you have launched
screen, you can turn logging of a window in the
screen session on and off with CTRLa-H.
The logs will be created in your current working directory with the name
screenlog.X where X is a unique number.
The output of the windowlist when logging is enabled has an
L in the Flags column.
Num Name Flags 0 fedora $(L) 1 sudo $ 2 fedora $(L)