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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: Sun, 09 Nov 2008 17:14:14 -0800
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Henry S. Thompson wrote:
> Micah Cowan writes:
>> 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:
> Thanks for your help, but I don't _think_ this is what's at issue.
> More poking around suggests a _possible_ alternative explanation.  It
> appears that less uses the alternate screen buffer for its display,
> which is why when it finishes in a vanilla xterm-color or rxvt window,
> you see no remnants of the displayed file.  But I guess, from what I
> can gather of how screen is implemented, that screen is _already_
> using the alternate screen buffer, so when less asks to switch to it,
> it can't???

Oh, is that the problem?

Screen has its own built-in "alternate screen buffers"; just add the
"altscreen" command to your ~/.screenrc.

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