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Re: Setting an escape character on the command line

From: Juergen Weigert
Subject: Re: Setting an escape character on the command line
Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2005 11:48:45 +0200
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On Jun 27, 05 21:49:20 -0500, Will Maier wrote:
> > > Also, a quick bonus question: any way to create a window as a zombie?

Hmm, isn't that a shell script wrapper waiting for a key press, then 
starting the real application?

> I imagine I could do this with a little 'stuff'ing, but it's hardly worth it.
> Offhand, does anyone know how much a zombified window "costs" in resources?

A zombie keeps the scrollback buffer of the window. This is ca.
4 bytes * window_width * scrollback_size_used .
If the window dies very early, scrollback_size_used is closer to
window_height than to the first parameter of the scrollback-command.

So, after saying 'CTRL-A : scrollback 10000'
and sufficient output, a zombie can occupy a few megabytes of memory.


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