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script command allows to log gently everything that was put to console during session (like history but also displays results of commands). Everything is logged to file

Now I want to run it in every terminal session that has been runned. I was trying to put script to bashrc but it falls into recursive loop (script is running it's own shell). Any ideas?

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add to

vi ~/.bash_profile


exec script

to the bottom (so it's the last thing loaded at login).

You will have to do this for every user though... but should get the job done.

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This will only work if the user starts a login, non-interactive shell. Normally, opening a terminal runs an interactive shell so this will not work. Oh, and to do it for all users, just edit /etc/profile. – terdon Mar 13 '13 at 17:18
thanks for the /etc/profile suggestion @terdon – SnakeDoc Mar 13 '13 at 19:06

SnakeDoc's answer might work if you can force all shells to be login shells. If you are connecting ti a remote server via ssh for example. If this is your local machine and you want script to be run every time you open a terminal, the only way I can think of is using the terminal's settings.

For example, using my personal favorite terminal (terminator, on debian installable with sudo apt-get install terminator), you can set a specific command to be run when opening a terminal. Open ~/.config/terminator/config and add these lines to the [[default]] profile:

use_custom_command = True
custom_command = script -a

You can also set it up so that script is only run for a specific profile. Add these lines after the [[default]] profile:

  use_custom_command = True
  custom_command = script -a

This creates a new profile called script which you can run by executing terminator -p script.

On gnome-terminal, you can do the same as follows:

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