How to save the contents running in a command prompt? RRS feed

  • Question


    How to save the contents running in a command prompt window to a text file?


    To be in detail:

    "Script" command in unix is use to save the contents to a text file,Is there any simillar command in windows to save the content?


    Tuesday, September 11, 2007 3:42 PM

All replies

  • As per my knowledge you can save the contents in 2 ways...
    1) Simply append the output of the command to a text file
    eg. c:\> dir >> sample.txt

    2) Open the cmd prompt in a window format, i.e. not full screen...
        Now right click on the head of the cmd promt, i.e. the blue strip on the top and there is a option of edit
        There select the option mark, i.e. edit-> mark
        You will get a cursor in the cmd promt, just select the area that you want to copy... then again go to the top right click
        edit-> copy

       Now in a text file just paste and you will get the contents of the cmd prompt in the text file...
    Tuesday, September 11, 2007 4:17 PM
  • Thanks Varun for your response.


    But my problem is like, log message will be keep running in the command prompt window it will be very long in size, I cant copy .I want to save that in a text file.

    Tuesday, September 11, 2007 5:15 PM
  • Also I cant re-direct!


    Tuesday, September 11, 2007 5:16 PM
  • Hi All,


    If this is not the right forum, please redirect me to the right place


    Thanks in advance


    Tuesday, September 11, 2007 6:20 PM
  • HI Javeed

    Just have a look at this website


    this might sort your problem.
    Tuesday, September 11, 2007 6:27 PM