Subject: Re: our xterm termcap
To: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
From: Simon J. Gerraty <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 06/18/2002 00:58:04
In you write:

>>> [...] what it is in our termcap entry for xterm that causes
>>> scrollbars not to work when you run screen(1) and similar utils?  So
>>> I can remove it :-)

>> no need to remove it, just add "termcapinfo xterm* 'ti@:te@'" to your
>> .screenrc

>See that "and similar utils"?  Editing .screenrc won't be any help when
>it comes to (say) vi.  (Unless run within a screen session, I suppose.)

True, losing what was on screen when exiting apps like vi, more etc
is a pain, but lack of scrollbars in screen was driving me nuts,
so the above is a big win :-)