Re: [dev] [st] Separating the wheat (terminal emulation) from the chaff (X)

From: Ross Mohn <>
Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2011 16:25:40 -0500

On 01/20/2011 11:11 AM, pancake wrote:
> On 01/20/11 16:20, cryptix wrote:
>> Is a scrollback buffer really that usefull? I always get lost in them...
>> Personally I'm much more comfortable with the history of my shell and
>> less, grep or all kinds of other programs for long output.
>> But I'd love to hear how you guys feel about this.
>> kind regards,
>> cryptix
> I tend to use the scrolling, mostly when I type a command, and the
> result is longer than expected, so it doesnt fits the window.
> I know that scrolling is a source of problems (because of different
> widths), limit of buffer,
> slower scrolling, more memory consumption, etc.. but it is sometimes
> useful.
> I would like to have it, but i recognize that it is a source of
> problems. So maybe we should
> not think about it or add it as a patch until we find a decent way to
> implement it.
> what do you think?

Scrollback buffer is also useful with SIGWINCH. Let's say you're in
dwm's default tiling mode with a screenful of output on the left-hand st
and 4 st's stacked up on the right; you swap, then swap back and you've
lost 75% of the output on your main st. Sucks.

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