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term will not scroll in too narrow of a window


From: Ben Barrowes
Subject: term will not scroll in too narrow of a window
Date: Tue, 29 Mar 2005 13:01:19 -0700

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In GNU Emacs 21.3.1 (i386-redhat-linux-gnu, X toolkit, Xaw3d scroll bars)
 of 2005-02-03 on tweety.build.redhat.com
configured using `configure  --host=i386-redhat-linux --build=i386-redhat-linux 
--target=i386-redhat-linux-gnu --program-prefix= --prefix=/usr 
--exec-prefix=/usr --bindir=/usr/bin --sbindir=/usr/sbin --sysconfdir=/etc 
--datadir=/usr/share --includedir=/usr/include --libdir=/usr/lib 
--libexecdir=/usr/libexec --localstatedir=/var --sharedstatedir=/usr/com 
--mandir=/usr/share/man --infodir=/usr/share/info --with-gcc --with-pop 
--with-sound'
Important settings:
  value of $LC_ALL: nil
  value of $LC_COLLATE: nil
  value of $LC_CTYPE: nil
  value of $LC_MESSAGES: nil
  value of $LC_MONETARY: nil
  value of $LC_NUMERIC: nil
  value of $LC_TIME: nil
  value of $LANG: en_US.UTF-8
  locale-coding-system: utf-8
  default-enable-multibyte-characters: t

Please describe exactly what actions triggered the bug
and the precise symptoms of the bug:

I run term with /bin/tcsh in a emacs window.
The prompt is:
alias sp 'set temp = `whoami`; set prompt = "address@hidden:\!\:\[%t\]%~\> " '
so it displays the entire path name if not below ~.

If the prompt in the term window (for example split as C-u 6 2 C-x 3) is wider 
than the
window number of columns, the term window will not scroll past 2 lines. All new
stdout is displayed in the second line overwriting itself. If the prompt 
display is narrower
than the window, then there is no problem with scrolling, that is, until the 
prompt becomes
wider than the window, at which point the scrolling bug occurs. This did not 
happen until I
just upgraded.


Recent input:
C-u 6 2 C-x 3 C-x 2 M-x o t h e r - w i n <tab> <return> 
<f9> M-x t e r m <return> <return> <return> <return> 
<f10> <help-echo> <help-echo> <help-echo> <help-echo> 
<help-echo> <menu-bar> <help-menu> <report-emacs-b
ug>

Recent messages:
Loading /home/barrowes/emacs/folding.el (source)...done
Loading /home/barrowes/emacs/myprint...done
Loading /home/barrowes/emacs/startup_command...done
Loading /home/barrowes/emacs/term_pagedown...done
Loading /home/barrowes/emacs/term_pageup...done
Loading /home/barrowes/emacs/tex-wcount.el (source)...done
Loading /home/barrowes/emacs/yank_into_term...done
For information about the GNU Project and its goals, type M-x describe-project.
Loading term...done
Loading emacsbug...done




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