"Recently I needed to do some distance education; one of my
coworkers wanted me to show him how to do software builds on Linux.
The only problem was that I'm on the East Coast and he is on the
West. How could I show him the build and install process? After
considering some alternatives, we found our solution in GNU
"I considered using the standard Unix utility script to save a
log of my typing. script has several problems, not the least of
which is the horrible resulting output (script saves everything,
including carriage returns and corrections). In addition, this
would be completely non-interactive. If my coworker had a question
or needed a clarification, we would have to correspond via email
afterward. That would be a frustrating experience for both of
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