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Re: capture STDOUT when some jerk opened STDOUT to /dev/tty

by salva (Abbot)
on Jan 07, 2013 at 21:09 UTC ( #1012110=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to capture STDOUT when some jerk opened STDOUT to /dev/tty

You can use screen(1) to capture the output sent to /dev/tty easily. For instance:
$ screen -L ssh

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Re^2: capture STDOUT when some jerk opened STDOUT to /dev/tty
by Tommy (Chaplain) on Jan 07, 2013 at 21:47 UTC

    Sure, rub it in that we don't get to have screen at $work ;_;

    You know I even tried ssh 0 cmd!! Using screen is a really cool idea though.

    Originally I was just wondering if there was an obvious Perl solution to the problem that I was just either overlooking or of which I was unaware.

    "Perl follows the principle of least astonishment"
      Well, you can write your own tty logger using IO::Pty. It shouldn't be too complex.

      Another option may be to run the program through strace logging the interesting events. Then post-process that information to obtain a clean log of the data written to /dev/tty

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