vim doesn't preserve the terminal content

Bruce Cran bruce at
Fri Nov 2 16:20:37 PDT 2007

Jerry McAllister wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 02, 2007 at 02:29:47PM -0700, Yuri wrote:
>> I use vim both on Linux and FreeBSD.
>> On Linux after I exit vim original screen content is restored.
>> On FreeBSD vim leaves the last content viewed in vim.
>> How do I make vim preserve the screen?
> I don't know how to do that, but it is one Lunix (bash?) feature
> that I hate and would like to know how to change it to function
> the way it does under FreeBSD (tcsh).
> ////jerry
>> Thanks,
>> Yuri

I believe the save/restore functionality is specified via /etc/termcap; 
there was a thread about it a few months ago - see 
for more information.


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