vim doesn't preserve the terminal content
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Fri Nov 2 16:39:34 PDT 2007
> 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?
This behavior is controlled by xterm settings.
Try holding the control key and middle-clicking with the mouse on an
xterm window. You should see an "Enable Alternate Screen Switching" option.
See 'man 1 xterm' or http://www.x.org/archive/X11R6.8.0/doc/xterm.1.html
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