I have this feeling that if I knew the correct terminology here, I wouldn't need to ask this question and Google would suffice. Alas.
Using http://www.vim.org/scripts/script.php?script_id=2423, when I run the ':Gist' command, the plugin prints the link to the gist at the bottom of the terminal window, where one would normally enter commands. I'm not sure what this is called. I can't select the text there and thus can't copy it, and the moment I do something else, the text disappears and gets replaced with the normal mode text.
I know there is q: for viewing old commands, but is there some way that I can view old messages like the one that gist.vim spits out? Or is there at least some magical way that I can copy that beautiful text before I do something else and it disappears?
If it is relevant, I'm on OS X Lion and running Vim in iTerm. Nothing special.