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.


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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  • The other answer (Ctrl-Shift-F) is preferrable, now – Igor Stoppa Jul 23 '18 at 14:13

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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    I think this should have been marked as the correct answer :) Thanks Aner – Marcello Romani Nov 28 '16 at 14:28
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    Back in 2013 Stéphane's answer was correct :) – Dennis Kaarsemaker Apr 20 '17 at 13:48

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