xterm question

swell.k at gmail.com swell.k at gmail.com
Mon Feb 4 01:34:05 UTC 2008

Chris Whitehouse <cwhiteh at onetel.com> writes:

> it's a stupid little question really but I have an xterm filled with a
> log file (telnetted into another machine) which is scrolled off the
> screen. How do I select all the text in one go? I only seem to be able
> to select the visible screenful, copy, paste into text file, scroll
> up, select the next screenful etc. I want the screen to scroll when
> the mouse pointer hits the top or bottom of the window.
> The best I've done so far is script - it works but it's messy.

1 start selection by left mouse button
2 scroll to the end of desired text
3 extend selection by right mouse button


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