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For an assignment, I need to run a few commands in the terminal and save the entire session - both the output and commands - to a text file. Piping the Command Prompt commands saves only the output; in a Linux terminal I'd use the "script" command, but git-bash cannot find this command.

  • From a Windows command shell you can just copy the commands and output and save in a text file. I do this all the time when including example output in my answers. – DavidPostill Apr 3 '19 at 19:37
  • look up how to copy and paste from the window – barlop Apr 3 '19 at 22:38
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Since script command is available for Linux. Windows Command Prompt does not have script command. Git-Bash is also modified and formatted form of Windows Command Prompt so it also does not have script command. To have it Login to Linux machine from Git-Bash and proceed as per instruction. So to use script command:

  1. Either Login to a Linux Machine and run the script command and then run the command you need to run.
  2. Or do a ssh login on to a remote Linux Machine from Git-Bash and proceed further.

If want to same behavior on Windows:

  1. Write equivalent batch script for windows command prompt. By default command prompt first echo the command and then its output unless you use @echo off at the first line of batch script.
  2. Find a windows version of script command if someone have taken the pain to write for you still the command run on Linux can not be fully available on windows.
  • So if I understand you correctly, there is no built-in equivalent to "script" in the Windows environment? – twelve_fluid_ounces Apr 4 '19 at 3:15
  • Yes, there is no built-in but windows by default echos all the command before its execution. One can check that there is no "@echo off" is set. This will disable echoing. – Amarjeet Sharma Apr 4 '19 at 7:55

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