Subject: Re: Patch to add console scrollback support.
To: Lord Isildur <email@example.com>
From: Herb Peyerl <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 06/01/2001 10:59:14
Lord Isildur <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Fri, 1 Jun 2001 firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> > This is just scrollback. Screen is much much more than that.
> but it also does a good job at scrollback.
> > Using that logic the whole multi-VT concept should go away since screen
> > essentially provides that as well.
> i dont disagree with this line of thinking.. i tend to be trigger happy in
> slaying feeping creatures wherever i see them... :)
I have some fairly solid views on 'consoles'... I have, on occasion,
found myself trying to resurrect a filesystem, even the one that has
'screen' on it, and wanted an additional console window. I will
occasionally manually configure wscons while at single-user mode so
I can watch an fsck on one screen while working on something else on
another. I don't much like to rely on 'additional packages' when
I'm in single-user mode. Another reason I never bothered to learn
emacs. It's either 'vi' or 'ed' when absolutely necessary.
> > Scrollback is useful for any number of things (especially boot messages which
> > aren't syslog'd). Being able to only look back at them once before I may
> > swap VT's (say to start X) makes this not as useful as it could be.
if I want scrollback on the console, I'll just use a serial console. In
fact, I prefer serial consoles anyway especially when it means I can sit
at my desk and manage a machine in sweden.