Re: [dev] [st] goals / non-goals for st?

From: Jordi Marine <>
Date: Tue, 6 Oct 2009 10:17:25 +0200

Maybe you can try Task Spooler [1], it do some of the thinks you want
and its very confortable.

On Mon, Aug 24, 2009 at 12:27 PM, pancake <> wrote:
> Yep, I dont see why we should delegate scrolling to screen. screen is
> bloated GNU
> software and i dont want to relay on it.
> Another random idea for 'st' would be to redirect the IO of the terminal to
> a file.
> Something like piping shell applications but integrated on X. Like
> overlapping buffers
> thru different filter applications. This can be useful to grep the
> scrolling buffer for
> words, or less it, etc.. this will simplify the implementation of the
> scrolling by
> delegating the task to another application like more/grep/less/nl, etc...
> Some years ago I thought it would be possible to hook pipes in runtime and
> graphically,
> that is, linking the output of a terminal to the input of another one, and
> be able to bind
> scrolls between them (like in vim:scrollbind). I think that this maybe a
> little complex, but
> by discussing with more people we can probably reach a decent solution and
> new ideas
> to play with st.
> About the buffer size, its ok to refer as it as in bytes, but st should
> keep a pointer
> to the beggining of the oldest line, because we would like to keep lines
> and not
> part of them.
> BTW i really like the background-color change idea. I would probably use it
> manually
> instead of at automatically, but would be good to test.
> --pancake
> Mate Nagy wrote:
>> On Mon, Aug 24, 2009 at 02:17:15AM +0200, Valentin wrote:
>>> Isn't that what screen's there for? :P
>>  if only screen's interface for scrolling back wasn't ridiculously
>> uncomfortable. IMHO shift+pgup/pgdn, and horribile dictu mousewheel
>> scrolling are essential. On the other hand, regex search forward
>> backward etc would be convenient, also keyboard-based text selection
>> (connected to the X clipboard, which again screen cannot do).
>> Regards,
>>  Mate
Jordi Mariné
Received on Tue Oct 06 2009 - 08:17:25 UTC

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