Re: [dev] [st][patch] scrollback buffer

From: Nick <>
Date: Wed, 16 Oct 2013 17:21:33 +0100

On Wed, Oct 16, 2013 at 04:15:08PM +0200, Christoph Lohmann wrote:
> On Wed, 16 Oct 2013 16:15:08 +0200 Jochen Sprickerhof <> wrote:
> > I've implemented a (limited) scrollback buffer for st. Thanks to v4hn
> > for testing and improving first versions.
> You can add it as a patch to the wiki but it won’t be included in main‐
> line. Scrollback is what you have other applications for. Because next
> you will want scrollback selection, scrollback editing and scrollback
> history files. Other people solved these problems in software already.

I wouldn't have thought scrollback editing was generally seen as
useful - why would people want that? Scrollback history files also
don't sound that interesting.

So that just leaves scrollback selection, which certainly would be
useful (though might be tricky to code nicely).

We've discussed it before, but I generally don't need anything other
than scrollback from other software that would provide it on top of
st (like tmux or screen), so I'd much rather st provide that
directly. But if it's just a patch, that's OK, if not my preference.
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