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Re: Bad interaction -- alternate console buffer and console history
- From: Larry Hall <lh-no-personal-replies-please at cygwin dot com>
- To: "Ben Wing" <ben at 666 dot com>, <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Thu, 09 Dec 2004 22:42:19 -0500
- Subject: Re: Bad interaction -- alternate console buffer and console history
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- Reply-to: Cygwin List <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
At 10:16 PM 12/9/2004, you wrote:
>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.
Based on the information you've provided so far:
105 cat ~/.bashrc
# man ls
109 man ls
If this isn't what you see, perhaps you want to check out
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