Re: Terminal flow control, noting errors during `apt-get install' (Was: Re: random comments and requests for information)
Karl M. Hegbloom wrote:
> 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.
Or you can just use script.
see shy jo