Re: [dev] [st] RFC halt function

From: Christoph Lohmann <>
Date: Fri, 26 Apr 2013 18:47:32 +0200


On Fri, 26 Apr 2013 18:47:32 +0200 Nick <> wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 26, 2013 at 01:45:04PM +0300, Edgaras wrote:
> > Frankly I'm now I'm fairly interested why would people need scroll back. I do not use tmux or screen. Well I use dvtm but I dont use scroll back functionality there. I find that "less" is mostly sufficient for my needs. And apps like etitors, for example vim, provide their own scroll function. And from what I hear scroll back sounds to be pain to implement.
> I use less for scrollback generally and it's fine. The reason it is
> useful for me to have an alternative is for cases where output is
> unexpectedly large, and rerunning the process isn't practical. Also
> getting lots of unexpected stderr output won't be handled well by
> less by default.
> So yes, it's when something unexpected happens that scrollback is
> useful.

But this would be yet another scrollback implementation and scrollback
shortcut to care about.

Yes, that halt function is what tmux can do already. So I am not impleā€
menting it.


Christoph Lohmann
Received on Fri Apr 26 2013 - 18:47:32 CEST

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