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Re: [vox-tech] setting virtual console ... "history" length
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Re: [vox-tech] setting virtual console ... "history" length



On Mon, 17 Dec 2001, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:

> hi all,
> 
> anyone offhand know how to set the vitual console's page scroll history
> (the page scroll accessible via shift page-up, not bash's command line
> history which is accessible via arrow-up)?
> 
> i just read man xterm and learned how to increase how many lines xterm
> remembers.  i'd like to do the same thing for the console.

http://www.faqs.org/faqs/linux/faq/part4/  section 7.6

In a nutshell, you can increase it dramatically using a kernel recompile
with an altered #define macro.

Or, you can use "screen" with -h option.

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