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

From: Roberto E. Vargas Caballero <>
Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 19:34:48 +0200


Thank you for your contribution, but after thinking about it
I think I am going to reject this patch. There are important
reasons why st hasn't a scrollback buffer, and the same reasons
apply to this patch. There are so many cases and so many
interactions that is better to keep this logic out of the terminal.
Some person already talked about the draft that Evan Gates wrote
for an external scrollback buffer tool, which would also solve
this problem. I would like to do some work in that tool, but I am
really, really busy. I cannot maintain st, write scc and write that

If there is some person interested I can guide him for that tool,
which is a very basic tool. It only has to create a pseudo tty
and keep the content of the lines and intercept some sequence
to rewrite the content of the terminal when the user wants to
scroll. The prototype of Evan demostrated that it is feasible.

Best regards,
Received on Wed Mar 29 2017 - 19:34:48 CEST

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