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NAME

screendump - dump the contents of a virtual console to stdout

 

SYNOPSIS

screendump [ N ]

 

DESCRIPTION

The screendump command dumps the contents of virtual console N , (or the current console if N is omitted) to standard out.

Just saying

cat /dev/vcsN
has a similar effect.

 

NOTES

For security reasons, screendump uses linux devices "virtual console screen" and "virtual console screen with attributes" to give access for screendump.

Ensure these files exist, using

cd /dev for i in 0 1 2 3 ...; do
       mknod vcs$i c 7 $i

       mknod vcsa$i c 7 `expr 128 + $i`

done

(filling in the ellipses) and give the device files appropriate permissions, or run screendump as root.

 

SEE ALSO

setterm(1)


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
NOTES
SEE ALSO

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Time: 15:25:59 GMT, June 11, 2010

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