On Sat, Jan 10, 2015 at 9:06 PM, Dave Horsfall <dave(a)horsfall.org
On Sat, 10 Jan 2015, Lyndon Nerenberg wrote:
This drives me insane! When I 'man
foo' and find the relevant
the document, when I quit out of the pager I want
those bits to
the screen so I can refer to them, dammit! There
this, both involving custom termcap/terminfo
I'm glad I'm not the only one annoyed by this "feature".
I am also not happy with this behavior.
There is at least one "fix" I have found for this particular annoyance.
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
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.