Re: dump xterm scroll back buffer to file
From: Harry Putnam (reader_at_newsguy.com)
Date: Mon, 16 Aug 2004 07:43:21 -0500
Thomas Dickey <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Harry Putnam <email@example.com> wrote:
>> My setup:
>> Linux kernel 2.6.7-1.503 Architecture i686
>> Fedora Core release 2.90 (FC3 Test 1)
>> model name : Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.00GHz
>> cpu MHz : 1994.702
>> I think I once a knew a command or series of commands that would dump
>> the scroll_back buffer of an xterm to STDOUT.
>> Any one here know how that is done?
> no (I recall some comments in the code which seem to indicate it was
> removed many years ago). Perhaps you're thinking of a patched version.
Thanks, It is possible it was a patched version if so it would have
had to been a stock redhat patch. I've run primarily redhat since
1996 but never recall building my own xterm package or grabbing a
I know you've been heavily involved in xterm devel over the years ...
do you know if redhat ever had such a patched version?
Or even better, can you help me patch a version so I can access the
scrollback buffer somehow?
I'm guessing security reasons would be why it was removed? In private
(single user machine) usage, that might not be much of consideration...