Re: vc scrollback

John Corey R (
Mon, 2 Oct 1995 10:01:14 -0500 (CDT)

On Sun, 1 Oct 1995, Todd Fries wrote:

> I just thought of something that probably will end up
> low on the priority list, but is a concern, and is
> why I am mentioning it.
> When I was typing a personal letter on the console, I
> emailed it, cleared the screen, and logged out.
> Curiously, I hit alt-pageup and to my surprise, part
> of the letter was 'viewable'.
> so I hit enter an appropriate number of times at the
> getty prompt to clear the buffer of my letter.
> I am assuming there should be a user-level program
> that clears the buffer, or maybe not, but anyway
> this stuck me as odd and therefore I thought I'd
> mention it.

or you can just switch vc's. Clears the buffer and keeps the screen
clean :).

But I have another suggestion. Would it be possible to let each vc have
it's own buffer? A zillion times I have changed vc's then wanted to see
the scrollback. Of course this would then require Todd's idea of
clearing on logout.