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How to capture the scrollback on an x-terminal

The Question is:

Dear Wizards,

  1. How can sys$output be redirected to a file instead on the screen and then switched back?


  2. How can I capture the scrollback on an x-terminal (VAXstation 3100) to a file?

thank you.

The Answer is:

  1. You can't other than by SET HOST/LOG.
  2. Type the command CREATE file.txt. Use the mouse to select the lines in the scrollback buffer you want to copy, then click on MB2, then press ctrl-Z.

capturing arbitrary output...

As long as you don't need to see the output on the terminal, it is possible to redirect the output of an arbitrary sequence of commands into the same file. Use:

    $ @TT/OUTPUT=filespec
    _$ command1
    _$ command2
    _$ command-n
    _$ EXIT

Note that during the redirection, your prompt gets a leading "_" and you won't see any output.

It shouldn't be too hard to add a "capture output" menu command to DECterm.

DECterm includes a print to file capability. It is located under the Options pull down menu. Combined with the auto print mode and there ya go.