How can you scroll through previous output on the terminal screen (keyboard)? shift+pgup does not work, shift+pgdown produces "~", shift+up shows history and shift+down does nothing.

I do not want to scroll up in a text editor, just ALL terminal output.

Running Ubuntu Server 20.04.2 LTS, Linux 5.4.0-65-generic on VMware Fusion (Mac OS Catalina 10.15.7)

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I have actual machine I connect to it through the Terminal.app in Catalina via the ssh program. This allows you to view all the output by scrolling back in the terminal view displayed with your mouse. You may want to give it a try, doing it inside VMWare no clue.

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