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Re: terminal clear/refresh after detach

From: Lonni J Friedman
Subject: Re: terminal clear/refresh after detach
Date: Tue, 13 Sep 2011 12:36:43 -0700

On Tue, Sep 13, 2011 at 10:56 AM, Ben Love <address@hidden> wrote:
> * Lonni J Friedman wrote on [2011-09-12 12:17:08 -0700]:
>> Greetings,
>> I recently upgraded from Fedora14 to Fedora15.  As part of the
>> upgrade, I moved from screen-4.0.3 to screen-4.1.0, and inherited an
>> annoying behavior.  Prior to the upgrade, whenever I detached from a
>> screen session, everything that was present on my terminal prior to
>> attaching to a screen session was restored.  Since the upgrade,
>> whenever I detach, my terminal is automatically cleared, thereby
>> losing all content that was present.
>> I've googled and looked through the screen man page, but I can't find
>> any mention of this behavior (or a means of preventing it).  Is this
>> expected behavior, or a bug?
> I think you are intersted in the altscreen option.  I believe it does
> what you want.

This option doesn't seem to have any impact regardless of whether I
set it to off or on in /etc/screenrc .

> Alternatively, you could look into hacks as described here:
> using tput smcup and tput rmcup to save and restore the screen manually,
> though this is probably not what you're looking for.

If there was some way to get screen to invoke them automatically, then
that would likely serve as a good workaround.  However, I can't figure
out any way to accomplish that.


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