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

From: Josuah Demangeon <>
Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 00:46:21 +0200

Of course some tool like acme would solve the problem, but it is a different approach.

For acme, the editor is a plain-text-only multiplexer (much easier to implement), and replaces every ncurses interfaces, so it is skipping the problem.

For sam, the editor '!' command, pipes the output to a dedicated buffer, omly if it is too long, a bit like this in the end:

> I've played around a tiny bit with dumping
> everything that goes through st to a file [...]

Nothing that can handle arbitrary placement of the cursor on the terminal grid, like "\033[3;6H", just plain text.

But maybe a scrollback of just plain text (and text properties like "\033[<something>m") would be good enough.

Only recording raw output from commands, logging it to a text file like the script(1) command and calling a pager on this file while asking for scrollback.

I rarely want to get a scrollback of an ncurses program. Some of them sets an "alternate screen" signal cleaning the screen ("\033[?1049h") and restoring it afterward ("\033[?1049l") it ran. Stripping everything in-between would strip most ncurses programs out of the feed.
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