Re: [dev] [st] [PATCH 2/2] Keep end of lines in memory when resizing terminal

From: Laslo Hunhold <>
Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2017 22:32:31 +0200

On Mon, 27 Mar 2017 22:00:43 +0200
Anselm R Garbe <> wrote:

Hey Anselm,

> nevertheless I do think that all this still doesn't justify a
> scrollback buffer built into st itself. Instead of mandating the use
> of tmux et al, I would rather put a helper tool into the st repo, that
> works as a basic shell wrapper process (no detaching). It would
> implement the scrollback buffer only and allow to define its size in a
> more flexible way (possibly via a command line argument) and also the
> control sequences / key combos to actually scroll around. The tool
> name could be stsb or something similar.

I guess the question is how "complex" a scrollback for st would be. I'm
all for modularizing a problem, but sometimes, it makes more sense to
just build it into a program itself.

I made my points about why I think a scrollback buffer makes sense and
I respect your opinion very much! I'd love to see more opinions on that
to be honest. Maybe we can just wait and see if the first patch
submitted here will be a "stsb" implementation or a patch for st to
implement scrollback, and decide based on that.

With best regards


Laslo Hunhold <>
Received on Mon Mar 27 2017 - 22:32:31 CEST

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