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Re: Scrolling instead of wrapping?

From: Greg Wooledge
Subject: Re: Scrolling instead of wrapping?
Date: Mon, 23 Nov 2015 08:13:44 -0500
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On Fri, Nov 20, 2015 at 02:37:29PM -0800, Dan Stromberg wrote:
> I'm finding that when I have a long one-liner, bash 4.4 will scroll
> horizontally instead of wrapping to the next line.  Some people may prefer
> this behavior, but I don't.

Usually this happens when bash can't find what it wants in your terminal
database (terminfo or termcap).  This in turn is typically caused by one
of two things:

 * When you compiled, bash couldn't find your terminal libraries.  In
   this case, try installing the -dev or -devel packages for your
   operating system's terminal libraries (e.g. libncurses5-dev).

 * At run time, bash can't find a terminfo/termcap entry for your $TERM
   variable.  In this case, check that TERM is set correctly.  See if
   you can run "infocmp".

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