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Bad interaction -- alternate console buffer and console history
- From: "Ben Wing" <ben at 666 dot com>
- To: <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Thu, 9 Dec 2004 21:16:27 -0600
- Subject: Bad interaction -- alternate console buffer and console history
I apologize if this is a FAQ.
One of the clever features of the `cygwin' TERM type is that programs like
`man' and `more' and others switch to a secondary screen buffer, so that
when you exit the program, you get back the original buffer, uncluttered by
the program's output.
Unfortunately, this interacts extremely badly with the console history --
all console history is erased as soon as the secondary screen is invoked.
Any plans to fix this?
This is under W2k if it matters.
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