Scroll Backwards From the Ubuntu Server Command Line

By Lowell Heddings on December 13th, 2006

When you are on the Ubuntu server console, you will invariably run commands that scroll past too far to see them on the screen. Since you aren’t in X, there’s no scrollbar for you to use to look back.

Thankfully there’s an easy solution to this.

Scroll Backwards:

Shift + Page Up

Scroll Forwards:

Shift + Page Down

Pretty useful. I actually stumbled on this one by accident and thought it would be useful.

Lowell Heddings, better known online as the How-To Geek, spends all his free time bringing you fresh geekery on a daily basis. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 12/13/06
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