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Re: problem with screen.rxvt TERM and less

From: Micah Cowan
Subject: Re: problem with screen.rxvt TERM and less
Date: Fri, 07 Nov 2008 11:00:22 -0800
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Henry S. Thompson wrote:
> I built screen 4.0.3 from source, with cygwin patches, on cygwin, with
> ncurses 5.7, and rxvt for my terminal emulator.
> The 'less' program has an irritating fault in this configuration which
> I can't figure out how to work around:
>  * When using less in a vanilla rxvt window, the screen returns to its
>    pre-less state after quitting less -- good.
>  * When using less in a screen-managed window, with TERM=screen.rxvt,
>    the screen shows the last page displayed by less after quitting
>    less -- not good.

I'm not entirely sure I understand what the symptom is that you're
describing for running less under the screen-managed window, but it
sounds like it might be similar to this one, which is fixed in the
current dev sources:

(read from the bottom up).

Also, I don't know what screen.rxvt's definition is, since that's not a
standard term name. Hopefully your system has proper definitions set up
for that.

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Micah J. Cowan
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