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Re: Very bad/slow redraw with vertical split.

From: Trent W. Buck
Subject: Re: Very bad/slow redraw with vertical split.
Date: Sat, 25 Oct 2008 11:15:22 +1100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

Robin Lee Powell
<address@hidden> writes:

> On Fri, Oct 24, 2008 at 02:26:30PM +0100, Thomas Adam wrote:
> And then I realized that when you page down in vim, it redraws its
> display area once.  When you page down in less, it redraws line by
> line.

Please report this bug to the less maintainer.

> Can anyone reccomend a less (ha!) stupid pager?  more does the same
> thing, and I can't view man pages like this.
> less -c mostly does the trick...  Except that the initial screen
> clear to put the cursor at the top line is done the slow way, and
> hence takes ~30 seconds.  "clear ; less -c [file]" works, but I'd
> love a better suggestion.

Does this work?  It seems faster to me, but I can't get a big enough
$COLUMNS on my 7" screen to get enough slowdown to see it disappear.

    sudo aptitude install w3m
    sudo update-alternatives --set pager /usr/bin/w3m

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