What I want (which is possible in PuTTY):
1) Login to a machine (using PuTTY)
$ cat /some/file
[contents of the /some/file shown on screen]
4) Press Shift + Page Up
Result: I can see [contents of the /some/file ] and everything else that was shown on the screen before I entered
Now if I try the same thing in Mobaxterm, which is another terminal application on Windows, I don't get to see the output of the previous commands; it only scrolls the file that I opened in
vim which is not what I want.
I tried to
echo $TERM from both PuTTY and Mobaxterm, and they both show
xterm as the output, so I'm not sure what's different in PuTTY.