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SubjectRe: scrollback
On Sun, 27 Oct 1996 potato@dsnet.com wrote:

> Screen does indeed support colors... I dhad a .screenrc file that allowed
> full color... but after drive crashed, i lost it...
>
> -Rob
>
> On Sun, 27 Oct 1996, Tam Ho wrote:
>
> > I suppose this is off-topic, but screen does support ANSI colors (has
> > been for a while now).
> >
> > On Sun, 27 Oct 1996, Egor Egorov wrote:
> >
> > > On Sat, 26 Oct 1996, Matthias Urlichs wrote:
> > >
> > > > > There is a real need of separate scrollback for each console.
> > > > There is a real need for you to use a program called "screen". ;-)
> > > > It does exactly what you want - and much more...
> > >
> > > Nope, screen does not permit colors. :(
> > >
> > > > -- George, Lord Halifax

I have to disagree with the screen argument.

For most of our purposes, the VT or VC works fine for everyone,
except that most people (that have an opinion) would like a
slightly more persistant scroll back buffer.

It's just annoying to me that we do *almost* the right thing
now. There should be no need to have the kernel do 97% and
another program that does that 97%, plus another 2% and requires
new keystrokes to learn, uses a different terminal type ....

Changing between "screen" and VT's is annoying because it is so
close to the human mental hardware. Like learning Dvorak
keyboard -- not worth it if you can only use it half the time.


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