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Re: diary command?

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  • Subject: [mg14005] Re: diary command?
  • From: dreissNOSPAM at (David Reiss)
  • Date: Sat, 12 Sep 1998 16:59:26 -0400
  • Organization: EarthLink Network, Inc.
  • References: <6ssvep$>
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In article <6ssvep$m98 at>, gehinjc at (Jess
C. Gehin) wrote:

> Does mathematica have anything similar to a diary command?  This
> command, used from text mode,  will log all of your input to a file so
> that you can re-execute the commands later. 
> TIA,
> Jess
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Take a look at the package  SessionLog.m.n Contained in the
AddOns/ExtraPackages/ProgrammingInMathematica directory of the standard
Mathematica 3 distribution. This might do what you want.

Here are the usage messages from that package:

OpenLog::usage = "OpenLog[filename, opts..] starts logging  all input
and output to filename."

CloseLog::usage = "CloseLog[] closes the logfile opened by OpenLog[]."

The package is described in detail in Maeder's Book, "Programming in

-- David

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