# Debian – Create a flat file where control characters have been interpreted in Debian

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I like to use the 'script' command to record console sessions. The problem is that the 'typescript' file which is created contains control chars (when using arrows or the delete key).

Apart from editing the file manually, is there a way to generate a file which contains what we see in the file when we cat or more it?

Any attempt with cat, more, less -R, tr, pr ends with a file that displays well, but still contains the control chars.