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Re: Copying text in screen is tedious

From: Pablo
Subject: Re: Copying text in screen is tedious
Date: Wed, 5 May 2004 03:33:27 +0530 (IST)

On Tue, 4 May 2004, Sven Guckes wrote:

> Hi!
> for sending to the list you should *subscribe* to the list.


I'm already subscribed but not able to post to the list for some wierd
reason. Hopefully this mail would go to the list.

> * Pablo <address@hidden> [2004-05-04 13:26]:
> > For Copying the text in screen, after pressing Ctrl-A, Ctrl-[, why is the
> > cursor always stuck at the bottom right and we have to move it 25 columns
> > above and then 80 coloumns left and then press Enter to start copying?
> change the source ;-)

Sorry that I do not understand this. If you mean using the mouse? lol. I
want to use the kb since the mouse/gpm does not work well in console. If
it's something else I don't understand, please do clarify.

> > Can't the cursor just always start from
> > the top left instead of the bottom right?
> just type 'H' to get to the Home position.
> and find out what 'M' and 'L' do. ;-)

Thanks for this hint. I'll rtfm some more from the info file ... it just
seemed too much of info for newbie like me.

> > And if there is more than one page of text,
> > in copy mode, why does one get a blank screen
> > pressing Page-up or Page-down keys?
> there probably is not more text in
> the scrollback buffer, i suppose.

Yes there is not, but there is, in the appliction. For e.g., an html page
in links browser.

> > How to copy text more than one page at a time?
> move around more?

This is the same problem I mentioned above, moving down or up, shows blank
screen ... it's only after I come out of copy mode and pressing the
Pagedown or space shows the next page of the text, but just not in copy
mode. I hope I make sense in what I said.


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