Linux – Removing the escape characters from GNU Screen’s screenlog.%n


Is it possible to remove the ESC sequences in GNU Screen's output file? Things such as colours, tabs and other escape characters make their way into the log files and become difficult to decipher.

I've tried Dr. Google & Co. as well as reading the manual, but haven't been able to find anything suitable…

Perhaps I've overlooked something?

Best Answer

Try this piece of Perl magic:

perl -ne 's/\x1b[[()=][;?0-9]*[0-9A-Za-z]?//g;s/\r//g;s/\007//g;print' < screenlog.0
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