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How to print/copy the screen of Telnet

I am learning the CCNA exam. My question is that how I can print or save the screen of Telnet when I get into a router privileged mode?


Re: How to print/copy the screen of Telnet

Are you trying to telnet from a Windows PC ?

Then on the DOS telnet window, right click with your mouse, you get an option called Mark. Click that and select what ever you want to copy. Once the required is selected, hit the Enter key (or alternatively right click the mouse and select Copy) and now the selected text is copied to clipboard.

Open a new text file (right click on desktop - > new text file) and paste the selected text, and click save.

Hope that helps!


Re: How to print/copy the screen of Telnet

If you're just trying to take a graphical snapshot of a screen, maybe for documentation purposes, in Windows just hit the PrintScreen key. This will capture your screen as it looks at that instant, saving it to the Clipboard. Then, paste the image into a word processor (Word or even WordPad).

You can size the image to fit the page width, by grabbing a corner of the image and dragging it across the screen until you hit the margin. If you grab the corner, then the image keeps its proportions in two dimensions. (If you grab a side, you stretch the image in only one direction, distorting it.)

If you want to really get a big version, set your word processor page setup to landscape mode instead of portrait, make the margins as small as they'll go, and drag the picture by its corner until it fills the page.

As for capturing Telnet text in an editable format, if you have older Windows (95/98, or even NT4.0 I think) the Telnet client allows you to capture all subsequent text displayed on screen to a text file also. In the Terminal pull-down menu, Start Logging... and tell it what to call your file, and where to put it. Similar functionality to capturing text to file, as in a HyperTerminal serial cable console session.

Windows 2000 and XP improved a lot of things, but took away some useful things too. That's why I set my laptop up to be dual-boot capable (either 98 or XP)...

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