dump the contents of a virtual console to stdout
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screendump command dumps the contents of virtual
console N , (or the current console if N is omitted)
to standard out.
has a similar effect.
For security reasons, screendump uses linux devices
"virtual console screen" and "virtual console screen with
attributes" to give access for screendump.
Ensure these files exist, using
cd /dev for i in 0 1 2 3 ...; do
mknod vcs$i c 7 $i
mknod vcsa$i c 7 ’expr 128 + $i’
(filling in the ellipses) and give the device files appropriate
permissions, or run screendump as root.