how to scrollback in terminal

Dan Nelson dnelson at
Sat Jan 24 00:08:06 PST 2009

In the last episode (Jan 24), Tim Judd said:
> Saifi Khan wrote:
> >
> > i'd like to scrollback on the multi page output on the terminal in
> > FreeBSD 7.1
> > 
> > SHIFT key + Pg Up doesn't seem to work.
> > 
> > Can somebody post how to scrollback in terminal ?
> scroll lock, and pgup

After you hit scroll-lock, up/down/pgup/pgdn/home/end all work, you can
copy and paste the history text with your mouse, and there's a separate
history per VTY.  You can also set the number of scrollback lines with
the "vidcontrol -n ###" command.  Significantly better than Linux's

	Dan Nelson
	dnelson at

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