To save the content of a screen in the "GNU screen" tool to a file, including the scrollback buffer, do the following:
- Press Ctrl-A and then :
- Enter "hardcopy -h myfile.txt"
myfile.txt will be created in the current working directory of the screen instance you are connected to.
This is useful in situations where you think "I should have really redirected that into a log file". Of course this only works well if you have a big scrollback buffer. I have:
in my .screenrc.