Impact of building using screen Unix utility

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Fri Jul 10 12:29:23 PDT 2009

On Jul 10, 2009, at 14:21, Kristofer Henriksson wrote:

> 2009/7/10 Ryan Schmidt wrote:
>> On Jul 10, 2009, at 02:57, Jean-Michel Pouré wrote:
>> I sometimes use "screen" to build ports on my systems. I see no  
>> reason why
>> it would affect the build. It only annoys me by making the Terminal's
>> scrollback buffer useless. (Is there a way to scroll up within  
>> screen?)
> screen's scrollback can be accessed with "ctrl-a [", and
> then use arrow keys or vi keys to move around. Push "q" when you want
> to stop.

Thanks. I was sure screen must have a scrollback buffer, I just  
hadn't looked into it. Here's more info on how to set it up and use it: 

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