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Re: Hard status line in vertical split mode.

From: cga2000
Subject: Re: Hard status line in vertical split mode.
Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2007 18:47:46 -0400
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

On Wed, Sep 19, 2007 at 11:08:52AM EDT, address@hidden wrote:
> Hello,
> On 9/19/07, Michael Schroeder
> <address@hidden> wrote:
> > If you compile xterm with '--enable-rectangles', it'll understand
> > some extra commands:
> >
> > DECCRA  Copy rectangular area
> > DECERA  Erase rectangular area
> > DECFRA  Fill rectangular area
> > DECSERA Selective erase rectangular area
> > DECCARA Change attributes in rectangular area
> > DECRARA Reverse attributes in rectangular area
> > DECSACE Select attribute change extent
> How do I take advantage of these commands? I'm using c3270 (curses
> based TN3270 client) inside screen and have a great need to be able to
> select / copy / paste rectangle areas. I suppose I could bind a screen
> command to the \e[ blah blah for each DECxxx but I'm not seeing how it
> will allow me to physically start a rectangle selection, either..
> If anyone has solved this, please give me a hand.. I've struggled with
> this for about a year, and have all but given up.

You don't need the above.

To copy a 10x5 cells rectangle starting at col. 20 somewhere near the
middle of your screen try:

C-A [ M 20l <space> c 10l 5j C <space>


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