GNU screen isn't available for Windows, we're told the user is using the "command prompt" so they're probably using a Microsoft Windows machine, thought obviously it would be nice had they explicity stated the OS, rather than have people read between the lines. Every terminal I know of has a scroll back limit, so being able to page/scroll up/down is may be of little consequence given that you may be looking for something outside this configurable range, while it's wise to have this configured to sensible size. For Windows, by default the "command prompt" doesn't store a very large history at all. I agree that the sensible solution is to log this to a file yourself, or use cpanp or alike, which does this automatically.


In reply to Re^2: When cpan returns the dreaded "won't install without force" by marto
in thread When cpan returns the dreaded "won't install without force" by Lady_Aleena

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