Re: [dev] [announce] ff2sixel: view farbfeld images in terminal

From: hiro <>
Date: Sun, 26 Mar 2017 13:03:36 +0200

On 3/25/17, Amer <> wrote:
>> It is a bug in st and xterm. tmux and screen handle it by
>> reflowing lines, wrapping them if necessary.
> ... And this tmux wrapping is thoroughly broken.
> E.g.
>> dvtm makes end of lines invisible [1] but keeps them in memory.
> But this idea seems reasonable, as standalone from scrollback.
> No cropping ever. Ah, how it sounds...
> And what $COLUMNS will you report to term apps?
> Some of them (like ps) crop their output themselves.
> Some (like cat /proc/self/maps) align data columns on term width.
> So, desired effect still won't be achieved.
> But if you change $COLUMNS it will break much more of other apps.
> So, no silver bullet.

indeed. linux terminals will never stop sucking, the concept is too broken.

but you can always use a real terminal like the one from plan9port and
try to avoid shitty programs that want to know terminal size.
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