Any time after you start telnet, you may select the "Start Logging"
entry from the Terminal menu to start keeping a log of the commands you are
typing and their output on your telnet screen.
When it asks for a location for the log file, pick
a location (a folder) where you can find the log when you need to print it. Type
in some name for the log file, e.g. mylog.log. (Use any name you like; remember
where the file is located.) You might want to put the log file on your N: drive so you have
access to the session log from any computer. Or, you might log to an A:
drive diskette so you can take the log with you.
Conduct a Unix session consisting of entering Unix commands and seeing their
output. As you do
your session, everything that displays on your screen is going into the log file
on your Windows computer. Note: The file on your Windows computer will
appear empty until you Stop Logging and close the log file.
Do not use any full-screen text editors (such as vi or emacs)
when logging your telnet session. The output will not display correctly in
the log file. To display the contents of a file for the log, just use the cat
command. (We don't want the added junk inserted by pagination commands
such as pg and more to appear in the log file.)
When you are done with your Unix session, again select the Terminal menu and
select "Stop Logging". Now, you can open the log file (in the folder
in which you created it) and print it. Remember that the log file is stored in
the directory accessible from the computer on which you created it. The log file is not stored on
Each Assignment will require you to print the telnet log file using a
(Courier-style) font. For full marks, follow the Assignment
Submission Standards and make sure the long lines do not wrap excessively.
few very long, wrapped lines are acceptable; however, your font should be small
enough to get at least 80 characters on a line.
A good program for opening and printing log files under Windows is Write or
You can select a small Courier font for printing. Notepad's font is too
wide for most Unix output; the lines wrap excessively. Don't use Notepad.