How to set unlimited scrollback in the command prompt

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    larlun

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    I would like to know how to set unlimited scrollback in the command prompt.
    I've been trying to set the screen buffer size to the maximum value i.e 9999.
    For example after running the command tree, I cannot scroll back to the beginning of the output.

    Thanks in advance/
    larlun.
     
    Last edited: Oct 4, 2010
    larlun, Oct 3, 2010
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    clifford_cooley

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    That is allot of lines to read through.

    You might consider printing all the lines to a text file instead of to the screen. This will give you a file that can be viewed by any text editor.

    For instance typing "help" would print to the screen.
    typing "help" followed by ">" then the filename of your choice.
    typing "help" followed by ">>" then the filename of your choice.

    ">" will overwrite the file
    ">>" will append to the end of the file

    Example:
    Help > help.txt

    dir /s/b *.* > "Listing of all folders and files.txt"
    dir /b *.* > "Listing of all files.txt"

    note: long filenames must be enclosed in quotes
     
    clifford_cooley, Oct 5, 2010
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