I would like to keep not just history of my commands, but the output as well. If I type ls then it should append to a file
~/Desktop% ls
test.jpg
file.txt
whatever.pdf

Is there anything like that? Or should I try and code this with preexec() and all that?

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  • A couple questions. Do you want to be able to distinguish between information provided in stdin, from stdout and stderr? Or do you literally just want a log of the text exactly as it is displayed in the virtual terminal, with no inherent ability to distinguish between data output by a program on stdout/stderr and data keyed into the terminal via the keyboard or other stdin device? – Horn OK Please Sep 25 '12 at 13:48
  • yep. just like saving what I see in the terminal. – pvinis Sep 26 '12 at 23:53
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I used a spyshell. A shell that just runs script, and that opens zsh. I cannot find the link, so I made a gist. Here it is: https://gist.github.com/3791646

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