So I do something like the following

cat testfile

Now text has spanned multiple lines.

I could do PgUp+Shift to go up but how do I select such text while moving up? I have the scrollbar enabled like so.

xterm -xrm 'xterm*ScrollBar: on
*XTerm*scrollBar: true
Xterm*rightScrollBar: false
Xterm*multiScroll: on
Xterm*jumpScroll: on'

That would be dragging, which xterm doesn't do. Rather than that, you could (using the scrollbar or wheel-mouse, etc), scroll up and use the right-mouse-button to extend a selection.

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