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I have a running log, it outputs a lot to the terminal. Unfortunately, when I try to scroll up and view older output, it appears there is a limit. And I am unable to scroll past a certain point. On the Mac, the terminal allows you to scroll up to the start of the session. Is there a way to do this in ubuntu terminal?

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konsole, the terminal program from KDE, has a setting to control the number of "scrollback" lines it remembers, including Unlimited setting. I suppose Gnome terminal should have something similar but I can't check at the moment. –  Sergey Dec 11 '12 at 0:57
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Go to Edit -> Profile Preference -> Scrolling Tab

Now just tick the Unlimited box below Scrollback.

You will now be able to see your entire output.

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@JohnMerlino If the answer was useful to you, Consider upvoting the answer –  Karthik Dec 11 '12 at 2:16
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Supposedly Gnome terminal has an option for that, please check Edit->Profiles->Default->Edit->Scrolling->Scrollback

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