Re: [dev] Scrollback utility for use with st

From: Hadrien Lacour <>
Date: Mon, 6 Apr 2020 11:43:29 +0200

On Mon, Apr 06, 2020 at 10:40:32AM +0200, Laslo Hunhold wrote:
> On Mon, 06 Apr 2020 08:48:38 +0200
> "Silvan Jegen" <> wrote:
> Dear Silvan,
> > I honestly never use tmux either. If I think I may need the output of
> > a program, I just redirect it to a file/editor/pager.
> yeah, same here. But how often do you get some output and think "oh, I
> actually needed that" and just re-run it? It works for 99% of the
> cases, but in this 1% it takes a bit of work to "reset" an environment
> for a second run. In both cases, you needlessly lose time.
> > I have been using st all this time even with those issues that I also
> > think are annoying. The workaround for the first one is to just
> > redirect output but I never found a workaround for the second issue.
> > I always have to remember to not resize the st window (or rather,
> > rearrange it in dwm) when I may still need the output.
> This is exactly the anti-pattern I pointed out. Given windows are not
> kept at fixed sizes in a tiling wm, st _especially_ needs to satisfy
> that it is not "affected" by resizes.
> > Issue 2) I would be glad to have fixed. If a patch to fix both issues
> > would only cost us 50-80 LOC, I feel it may be worth it. I am quite
> > sure there will be differing opinions on this...
> Yes, I would love to hear from you all what your opinion on this matter
> is.
> With best regards
> Laslo

If what you said is true about having to reimplement a terminal emulator
in the scrollback utility, it completely makes sense to integrate it.
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