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Re: search in copy/scrollback mode when using vertical split

From: Sadrul Habib Chowdhury
Subject: Re: search in copy/scrollback mode when using vertical split
Date: Thu, 17 Dec 2009 12:16:50 -0500
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

* Jacob Alexandersson had this to say on [15 Dec 2009, 10:02:18 +0100]:
> Hello all,
> I'm using screen from the ubuntu repositories which has the vertical-screen
> patch. I just noticed that when I've got the screen in vertical-split mode,
> the search function (/ and ?) doesn't work properly. The searches find
> nothing even though matches are there [snip]

Does screen tell you that 'Pattern not found' even when there are
matches? Or does it not do anything at all?

> Anyone seen this? Any workaround?

I see that screen does not update the cursor properly for the first match
in vertical mode (although the cursor is moved there, as can be seen by
using the cursor-movement keys). I am investigating why this happens.
For the subsequent searches (pressing 'n'/'N'), the cursor is updated
properly and everything works as it should.

Note that I am using the development version of screen (from


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