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Re: command to clear screen buffer?

From: Bruno Cudini
Subject: Re: command to clear screen buffer?
Date: Sat, 27 Apr 2013 18:21:08 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)


On Fri, Apr 26, 2013 at 05:08:45PM -0400, Captain Wiggum wrote:
> Some times I vim a confidential file or a p/w vault.
> Then this clear text info is trapped in my scroll back buffer forever.
> Is there a command to purge the scroll back buffer?
> If not, it seems like a good feature for the next version.

I don't know the answer, I can't think of any command that would do
something like this. But I think the 'altscreen' parameter would help,
at least for Vim.

> altscreen on|off
> If  set to on, "alternate screen" support is enabled in
> virtual terminals, just like in xterm.  Initial setting
> is `off'.

Vim editing would happen in another term, not leaving anything in the
screen buffer.

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