[TriLUG] xterm scrollback won't stick
linux-support at earthlink.net
Sun Oct 12 22:38:10 EDT 2003
On Friday 10 October 2003 21:23, Neil Roeth wrote:
> On Oct 10, sholton at mindspring.com (sholton at mindspring.com) wrote:
> > This is an xterm option. Try
> > xterm -si
> > -si This option indicates that output to a window
> > should not automatically reposition the screen to
> > the bottom of the scrolling region. This option
> > can be turned on and off from the ``VT Options''
> > menu.
> > +si This option indicates that output to a window
> > should cause it to scroll to the bottom.
> > For a quick&dirty (in case you forgot to set this when you started
> > the xterm) you should also be able to use CTRL-S to stop the
> > terminal output and CTRL-Q to restart it again, at least in cases
> > where you're using a legacy TTY terminal driver...
> <CTL>-<mouse button 2> usually brings up a menu that has the equivalent of
> the above +/-si option. So, if you already have an xterm up you can change
> the behavior on the fly.
Thanks! I tried both options and they almost did what I wanted. Still,
anytime there was new output the screen moved. What really worked were
ctl-s & ctl-q. I'd forgotten about them. I hit ctl-s, scroll back, then hit
ctl-q when I'm through. Geez, GUIs are lobotomizing me.
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