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Re: How to set "screen" to show in more than one screen length

From: Chris
Subject: Re: How to set "screen" to show in more than one screen length
Date: Sat, 23 Jul 2011 12:22:37 -0400

Ramons suggestion is good but I think you may want all screen activity in your terminal applications buffer.

What OS & terminal emulator are you using?

For Ubuntu / xterm you must edit /etc/screenrc:

# To get screen to add lines to xterm's scrollback buffer, uncomment the
# following termcapinfo line which tells xterm to use the normal screen buffer
# (which has scrollback), not the alternate screen buffer.
#termcapinfo xterm|xterms|xs|rxvt ti@:te@

For Windows / Putty
4.6.4 Disabling switching to the alternate screen

Many terminals, including PuTTY, support an ‘alternate screen’. This is the same size as the ordinary terminal screen, but separate. Typically a screen-based program such as a text editor might switch the terminal to the alternate screen before starting up. Then at the end of the run, it switches back to the primary screen, and you see the screen contents just as they were before starting the editor.

Some people prefer this not to happen. If you want your editor to run in the same screen as the rest of your terminal activity, you can disable the alternate screen feature completely.

On Sat, Jul 23, 2011 at 10:13 AM, Ramon J. Gonzalez <address@hidden> wrote:


What you want to use is copy/paste mode. You can enter it by pressing C^a esc. Then you can scroll saround with tthe arrow keys and use search like in vi. This is all detailed in the man page.

-Sent from mobile

On Jul 23, 2011 9:37 AM, "Yunfei Li" <address@hidden> wrote:

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