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Re: Console issue
- From: "Stephen C. Biggs" <yyyyy50 at hotpop dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Thu, 08 Aug 2002 07:21:51 -0700
- Subject: Re: Console issue
On 8 Aug 2002 at 14:03, John Vincent wrote:
> When using "vi" don't use the scroll bar. "vi" is designed
> to work on a terminal, or a window acting like a terminal.
> You should use the page-up and page-down keys on the keyboard
Yes, I know this... I'm pointing out a problem that doesn't exist in
Linux. It's some sort of problem in vi/vim or the console handling.
On my Linux box, hitting the ":" after scrolling up in gnome-terminal
brings you back in the terminal to the proper place so your screen
doesn't get messed up...
> /John Vincent.
> >From: "Stephen C. Biggs" <email@example.com>
> >To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> >Subject: Console issue
> >Date: Thu, 08 Aug 2002 06:56:13 -0700
> >Is this a known issue?
> >I have my cygwin shortcut properties modified in the layout to allow for
> >9999 screen buffer lines.
> >I fire up a console, and hit enter a whole bunch of times so that the
> >scroll bar moves a bit down.
> >Then I go into vi on a big text file and while in vi, tap above the
> >scroll thumb a few times to page up in the console. Then I do :q and
> >when I start hitting enter again, the contents of what was in vi is still
> >present in the screen buffer. This means that I have to hit enter a lot
> >of times to get past it.
> >I hope I explained this understandably.
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