Terminal flow control, noting errors during `apt-get install' (Was: Re: random comments and requests for information)
>>>>> "Ross" == Ross Boylan <RossBoylan@stanfordalumni.org> writes:
Ross> Third, is there a standard way to capture errors? During
Ross> most of the install things just sail by.
Use the "terminal flow-control" keys to stop and start the output of
`dpkg'. `C-s' should stop the output, blocking the `dpkg' when it
tries to print anything -- the OS stops it, blocked on IO. `C-q'
will start output again. This is a feature of the terminal driver.
It works for sure in `xterm', `gnome-terminal', and the Linux
console. On the Linux console, the `Scroll-Lock' key will work just
as well as `C-s' `C-q'.
So, you can stop it, then use `gpm', or the middle mouse button in
X, to highlight and paste into a running editor.
 `gpm' is the general purpose mouse; You can paste from one
`Alt-Fn' Linux console to another with it.