Whenever I am writing a script in perl or bash, I always wish that there
was some way to have all the commands logged or output to screen. I know
there is “set -x” option to have debugging enabled, but sometimes that
seems to be too much information and I dont really need all that. So, here
is something I found recently for bash to log all the executed commands.
trap "echo $BASH_COMMAND" DEBUG
This will echo/print all the commands on the stdout.
Generally quite a lot of us would have used the script command. This generates the logs for the session. But the problem with the logs is that it contains a lot of un-readable characters. These characters are mostly from the color codes, and as such can be removed very easily with a single command:
To create simple text tables to paste in emails or to use in any other document where you want to show a table, here is something that you can use. There is a perl module which provides “tablify“. And here is how to use it:
sudo yum install perl-Text-RecordParser
This will install a command “tablify” that you can use in number of ways. Here is a simple example to use it. You can read the man pages to see how you can use it.