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Is there any way to search the scrollback buffer in Terminator? I'd like to be able to search in the logs that are displayed when something is run from the terminal.

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I don't know about Terminator but an option is to use GNU screen (inside any terminal) which comes with its own scroll buffer which can be searched in copy mode with ?, / like in vi. It doesn't support case insensitive, regex or whole word search though you can add that as an extension by writing a script that dumps the scroll buffer into a file and do whatever you like with it (including telling screen to scroll up to a given location and position the cursor in copy mode).

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Perfect, thanks! – user333913 Mar 12 '13 at 10:37

If you are using Terminator then Ctrl-Shift-F allows you to search in the scrollback buffer without needing to run screen or tmux

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