Holding the Console Still

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    Holding the Console Still

    Is there some way to make it so that when you add text to the window it doesnt scroll down with it? I'm planning to have a help screen with alot of text which will no doubt pass the default screen size. And I know theres a way, that when they push the up or down arrows to scroll by pages through the help text?

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    >Is there some way to make it so that when you add text to the window it doesnt scroll down with it?
    It depends on how sophisticated you want to get with it. You can simply break off output until the user signals that she is ready to read more, or you can save the output to memory and allow the user to print pages at will. Both of these can be done fairly portably. If you want to control actual scrolling, you need to take control of the console, which basically means something nonportable such as Win32 or curses (though curses have been ported to several platforms).
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