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

From: Manolo Martínez <>
Date: Fri, 18 Oct 2013 16:08:52 +0200

On 10/18/13 at 05:01pm, Edgaras wrote:
> > On 16/10/2013, Jochen Sprickerhof <> wrote:
> > > I've implemented a (limited) scrollback buffer for st. Thanks to v4hn
> > > for testing and improving first versions.
> >
> As for scrollback in terminal, at first it seemed very annoying as I was uses
> to it. But after using st without that I really dont see much need for that,
> and would consider it bloat, since it is already implemented in other places.
> Lets go about them for a bit.
> There are multiplexers >

> Next we have TUI apps like irssi or VIM where scrollback in terminal makes no
> sense for them, since they handle it themselves. >

> And so there is less, for paging pure CLI programs. There is also file
> redirection.

One very important case in favour of a scrollback buffer, which isn't
by any of your workarounds, that I can see, is interactive
environments such as, say, ncftp, or REPLs.

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