Re: [dev] [st] [PATCH] More compatible with xterm

From: Roberto E. Vargas Caballero <>
Date: Sun, 29 Sep 2013 10:49:43 +0200

On Sat, Sep 28, 2013 at 08:47:04PM +0000, Mihail Zenkov wrote:
> I have problem in mc with incorrect cursor position in alt screen. I
> check xterm and found two difference.
> 1. xterm store two cursor position - first for main screen and second
> for alt screen.
> Explaining:
> 2. Escape sequence [?1049l swap screen and also set/restore cursor.

This is something I knew it was not working. vttest (the teminal
compability test) has a test for these features in the 2 section,
and st failed in the test. I have tested st with your patch and
it contunue without pass vttest, so there is something still
is wrong.

I think your patch is good, but maybe you could look what is still
wrong with the save/restore sequences, couldn't you?

Best regards,

PD: vttest requires the terminal emulator run in 80x24 size, because
it was designed to check compability with real terminals, so it
doesn't know about X11, window managers and these kind of things.

Roberto E. Vargas Caballero
Received on Sun Sep 29 2013 - 10:49:43 CEST

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