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I want to save or copy the data which is displayed at the command prompt while compiling a process.

For example, if I want to install a tool like LIGHTTPD, I want to save whatever I do and see in the terminal to a file..

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I'm not sure I understand the question completely. Are you trying to save the output from the install process or the commands performed during the install (or both)? –  bnjmn Oct 17 '13 at 5:21
You can see what you have been doing with the command history | less, is that what you want? –  MadMike Oct 17 '13 at 5:32
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You can pipe the output to a file using the > symbol:

install-command > file.txt

If you want to review the inputs (commands) that you made during the install, type history to dump the contents of your history file.

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Suppose you execute the command make to compile. To save the output seen on the terminal to a file, use the command script -c "make" . The output will be saved in a file called typescript.

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Hai Jay, I take a LIGHTTP server then compile it giving the commands./configuration,make and etc.. when we type ./configuration , it displays something process by each and every command . I want copy that all information from the starting –  Ayyappa Oct 17 '13 at 5:55
script -c "./configuration; make ; nextcommand " –  Jay Oct 17 '13 at 5:58
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If you're connecting to the system using a terminal emulator, it may have session logging. You can then enable that. When you open a new terminal to connect, (or select a bookmark,) you'll have a complete history of everything you do, every time. You may toss most of the connection logs, but this way you never have to remember to start logging.

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