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Re: go down in seconds after scrolling up

From: Andrew Deason
Subject: Re: go down in seconds after scrolling up
Date: Sat, 20 Jun 2009 01:18:46 -0500

On Thu, 18 Jun 2009 14:38:30 -0700
Micah Cowan <address@hidden> wrote:

> Hash: SHA1
> clemens fischer wrote:
> > (sorry for being late)
> > 
> > On Wed-2009/05/13-16:44 tianlijian wrote:
> > 
> >> When i use the `Shift+PgUp' to scroll back to the bash history, it
> >> will scroll down automatically in few seconds. What can i do to
> >> prevent it?
> I can't find the original message for this, so it probably was posted
> while I lost my subscription, but the first thing that leaps to mind
> is that you've got a clock, either in your screen hardstatus, or in
> the program you're using, that updates its display.
> Terminals that use shift-pgup for scrollback often leap back into
> place as soon as there's any output to the terminal. Some terminals
> let you configure that behavior, I think; for others, you have to
> ensure that there's no output to the terminal. :)

An XOFF/Ctrl-s will prevent additional output in at least most cases, I
think, won't it? Ctrl-q to resume. (Or, depending on flow control
settings and if you're in screen, Ctrl-a s and Ctrl-a q)

Andrew Deason

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