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I executed commands in the terminal and there are outputs shown in the terminal. I want to select all the screen shown. How to achieve that ?

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Is selecting it with the mouse and copying (Ctrl-Shift-C) not an option? –  slhck Nov 14 '11 at 12:05
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There are 2 options,

  1. Either you can copy-paste the selected text using Ctrl + Shift + C and Ctrl + Shift + V in which you have freedom what things to copy OR
  2. Redirect the text to a file using redirection

    program1 >outputfile.txt 2>errorfile.txt

    here, all the stdout will go to outputfile.txt while all the stderr will go to errorfile.txt.

P.S. from the comments below,

  1. Select the text to be pasted, and use mouse middle button (scroll wheel button) to paste it at desired place.
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There's also the buffer. In most terminal emulators I've used, if you copy over some text, you can paste it elsewhere with a click of the scroll wheel. –  Rob Nov 14 '11 at 15:30
@Rob: not only in terminals, anywhere. This trick is little known, even by some old time Linux users. –  m0skit0 Nov 14 '11 at 17:35
I could've sworn it wasn't working properly in my browser, don't have my netbook with me to check. –  Rob Nov 14 '11 at 17:45

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