xterm question

Chad Perrin perrin at apotheon.com
Mon Feb 4 10:35:47 UTC 2008

On Mon, Feb 04, 2008 at 12:41:13AM +0000, Chris Whitehouse wrote:
> 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.

Try the x11/xclip port.  I use it quite a bit -- works beautifully.

CCD CopyWrite Chad Perrin [ http://ccd.apotheon.org ]
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