On Fri 22 Feb 2002 15:02, Kieran OSullivan wrote:
>> In the buffer memory of your video card, usually. You can view
>> the stored text using shift-pgup and shift-pgdn. Note that switching
>> to different virtual consoles (using Alt-F1, Alt-F2 etc) usually
>> clears this buffer.
> Sorry I should have been a bit clearer in my original post I know about
> the Page Up (or Pig Up for all the Simpsons fans) sutff I was wondering
> how could I access the text using say the grep command.
Hmm. The short answer is "you can't".
Longer answers : you could cut and paste it into a file using "gpm",
or, if it's the kernel messages you're interested in, you can get the
full list using the "dmesg" command. (See the man pages for these).
Alternatively, using "screen" to manage your virtual screens gives you
the possibility of logging the output to a file. Again, the man page
is your friend here.
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