Scrollback buffer in GNU screen

Posted By: Team XBMC on Aug 18, 2008 in Site News

If you enjoy the command prompt in Linux/OS X as much as I do, then I hope you’ve been aquainted with screen.  If not, think of it like tabs in your browser.  Except now you can go to a different computer and pull up your browser with all those same tabs already opened.  The one thing that sucks about screen is that you can’t scroll up to see the history.  This makes it difficult if a bunch of shit is being dumped to the terminal and you need to look through it.  Well, it turns out that it does exist, and it’s way more awesome then I ever could have imagined.  It’s got a search feature!  Interested?  Read up on it here.

Discussion - One Comment

  • tslayer Aug 19, 2008 

    Funny you mention this. I was thinking to myself the other day after some XBMC Build errors (running in a screen) that it would be useful to have scrollback buffer in screen.

    I googled and found the same thing as you :)

    After years and years of using screen, it’s amazing I never even bothered to find this before!

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