bin/21312: more incorrectly redraws screen on xterm resize

bruce at bruce at
Tue Oct 2 03:10:13 PDT 2007

The following reply was made to PR bin/21312; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: bruce at
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Subject: Re: bin/21312: more incorrectly redraws screen on xterm resize
Date: Tue, 2 Oct 2007 10:48:07 +0100

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 Hi Bruce,
 Thanks for the report.  This bug should be fixed in less-408, which you 
 can download from
 On 9/20/2007 1:26 PM, Bruce Cran wrote:
 > Hi,
 > I've come across a problem with less running on a system with Xorg 7.3 
 > and FreeBSD 7.0-CURRENT - less isn't redrawing the screen properly when 
 > a terminal window is resized.  When the window is resized, the page 
 > isn't redrawn at the new size, and pressing 'q' doesn't quit less but 
 > causes the current byte number to be drawn in the first line instead.   
 > This was first reported in the FreeBSD database as bin/21312 and can be 
 > found at - 
 > there are more details of the problem at that page.   The problem 
 > doesn't seem to be limited to xterm though: I also see it occur in Gnome 
 > Terminal.
 > My system is as follows:
 >  > uname -a
 > FreeBSD muon.draftnet 7.0-CURRENT FreeBSD 7.0-CURRENT #0: Fri Sep 14 
 > 23:03:19 BST 2007     
 > brucec at muon.draftnet:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/INSPIRON  amd64
 >  > pkg_info | grep xorg
 > xorg-apps-7.3 apps meta-port
 > xorg-cf-files-1.0.2_2 cf files for use with imake builds
 > xorg-fonts-100dpi-7.3 X.Org 100dpi bitmap fonts
 > xorg-fonts-7.3 fonts meta-port
 > xorg-fonts-75dpi-7.3 X.Org 75dpi bitmap fonts
 > xorg-fonts-cyrillic-7.3 X.Org Cyrillic bitmap fonts
 > xorg-fonts-miscbitmaps-7.3 X.Org miscellaneous bitmap fonts
 > xorg-fonts-truetype-7.3 X.Org TrueType fonts
 > xorg-fonts-type1-7.3 X.Org Type1 fonts
 > xorg-libraries-7.3_1 libraries meta-port
 > xorg-server-1.4,1   X.Org X server and related programs
 >  > less --version
 > less 406
 > Copyright (C) 1984-2005 Mark Nudelman
 > less comes with NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.
 > For information about the terms of redistribution,
 > see the file named README in the less distribution.
 > Homepage:
 > -- 
 > Bruce Cran

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