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?
The other answers here are correct... unless you use the
clear command. Sometime after Ubuntu 12.04, running clear also prevented scrollback, even if you have the terminal set to unlimited scrolling. This can be very frustrating.
For a discussion and workarounds, see How to stop `clear` from clearing scrollback buffer