Re: Annoying behavior in X (broken curses?)
On Mon, Feb 23, 1998 at 06:03:28PM -0500, Brian Mays wrote:
> > After I recently upgraded my hamm system, there is a new annoying
> > problem. Whenever a curses program starts under rxvt, the screen is
> > cluttered with debris from the LAST curses program. For instance,
> > less and joe both have this problem and I have to hit the redraw key
> > after starting them. This is a new problem.
> This problem is not an rxvt bug. One way in which the terminfo entries of
> rxvt and xterm differ, is the rmcup capability. Xterm's entry contains
> an additional control sequence ("ESC [ 2 J" to be precise) that clears
> the screen before switching from the alternate screen buffer.
The same thing happens with both TERM=xterm and TERM=rxvt, but only in an
rxvt. Running xterm, both terminal types do not have the screen messups.
This is due to a new ncurses, a new terminfo, or a new rxvt. Unfortunately
I upgraded to hamm all at once.
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