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From: Nikolai Weibull
Subject: flow-control
Date: Wed, 1 Dec 2004 02:19:38 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.6i

OK, an often revisited subject, but it just struck me that it's not
working as I thought it would.  Why doesn't 'defflow off' disable
flow-control in my terminals?  For most of my windows created by a new
screen (with a $SHELL in them), I get something like

        (1,79)/(132,79)+8192 -(-)flow -c1 UTF-8 1(zsh)

in my info output, but for

        screen -t 'mua' 9 mutt -n

I get

        (6,19)/(132,79)+8192 -(+)flow app -c1 UTF-8 9(mua)

What gives?  Without the 'defflow off' in my screenrc, I get -flow for
most and +flow for the one with mutt in it.

In mutt, flow-control will be enabled.  In a terminal, [-(-)],
flow-control is also still enabled, so the defflow off doesn't seem to
have any real effect.  Is this due to xterm?  I thought I understood
flow-control (finally), but it seems I don't.

Should I understand this as, even though screen passes on ^S, the shell
will interpret ^S unless stty -ixon has been run and that in the case of
mutt, there's really no chance for stty -ixon to be run?

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