vcsdump - dump (colored) Linux console into curses capable terminal
vcsdump [-t] [-i IN_CHARSET] [-o OUT_CHARSET] [-r CHAR] [[-f] DEVICE]
text mode, i.e. non-curses mode. Dumps all printable charachters to STDOUT and replaces all non printable by ``#''. This is the default if STDOUT is not on a terminal.
- -r CHAR
use CHAR as the replace character instead of ``#'' in text mode.
- -i IN_CHARSET
use IN_CHARSET as input charachter set, defaults to ``IBM437''
- -o OUT_CHARSET
use OUT_CHARSET as output charachter set, defaults to ``ISO-8859-15'' or ``UTF-8'', depending on the settings of $LANG.
- [-f] DEVICE
use this file as device, use ``-f DEVICE'' to protect files starting with a ``-''.
vcsdump reads a dump of /dev/vcsaX from stdin and prints it to the current terminal. It converts the input for the use with ncurses(3). If you have troubles displaying UTF-8 charachters on your UTF capable output terminal, try something like export LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libncursesw.so.5 to use the "wide charachter" output of ncurses.
The output screen should be at least same size as the console you read from ;-).
Hanno Hecker <firstname.lastname@example.org>