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SubjectRe: linux 2.6.26 vt back_color_erase

On Monday 2008-10-13 01:24, Alexander V. Lukyanov wrote:

>On Fri, Oct 10, 2008 at 01:22:08PM -0400, Jan Engelhardt wrote:
>> >> Current linux kernel has broken bce semantics. Now insert_line and
>> >> delete_line clear the new lines with default color and not with the
>> >> current background as they should, and what is expected by ncurses.
>>
>> I beg to differ. The Linux VT now does exactly what an xterm does,
>
>I have just tested again: my xterm does erase new lines with current color,
>just as linux console before the change. My xterm version: XTerm(196).
>Please test yours and check the version.

It seems that xterm-235 does indeed erase-with-current on _scrolling_
(i.e. PS1='$'; echo -en "\e[25B\e[44mfoo\n\e[0m") as do urxvt.

>Probably color ls -l is just broken and should be fixed. Why was it
>necessary to change the console color semantics that was there for years?

Because the Linux VT also did erase-with-current on _linewrap_,
which xterm and urxvt certainly do not do.

Mh, this is really unfortunate; I agree something
needs to be backed out.



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