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Re: Clear Screen

From: Greg Wooledge
Subject: Re: Clear Screen
Date: Wed, 1 Dec 2010 16:21:33 -0500
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On Wed, Dec 01, 2010 at 02:04:51PM -0700, Bob Proulx wrote:
> If that doesn't do what you want then I don't think the functionality
> you request exists.

That's probably technically true.  But on the other hand, I can see
where his question is coming from.  If you're on an rxvt or something,
with a reasonably-sized scrollback buffer, and you do a "tput clear"
or its equivalent, you only lose the lines that were on the visible
part of the terminal at that time -- the rest of the scrollback buffer
is still there.

Perhaps the best solution for the original question is to send ${LINES:-24}
newline characters to the terminal instead of clearing it.  That should
push the information that's currently visible "up" into the scrollback
buffer, where he wants it to be.

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