On Sat, Jan 10, 2015 at 9:06 PM, Dave Horsfall <email@example.com> wrote:
I am also not happy with this behavior.
There is at least one "fix" I have found for this particular
A little background: this behavior uses a pair of termcap entries
called "ti" and "te" which, on most recent xterm implementations,
switch between alternate screens. Many programs on startup switch
to the alternate screen to keep their displays separate from the
normal command scroll buffer.
There is an xterm resource "titeInhibit" which, if set to true, will
disable the remarkably annoying mode switch that is used by less
(and also any other application that tries to use the screen swap).
Given this started out as a termcap thread, hopefully this will be
This complete disable of the screen swap may not be what everyone is
looking for, but it certainly was what I wanted.