svn commit: r194628 - head/lib/ncurses/ncurses

M. Warner Losh imp at
Tue Jun 30 15:02:27 UTC 2009

In message: <86prcl23k8.fsf at>
            Dag-Erling_Smørgrav <des at> writes:
: Ed Schouten <ed at> writes:
: > I've noticed the xterm entry we have in FreeBSD is somewhat
: > inconsistent with the one from other operating systems.  [...]  Is
: > this a known issue?
: I don't know about that one, but our xterm entry is intentionally broken
: in at least one area: it does not contain the sequences necessary to
: restore the previous screen when you exit from less, top etc.  Be
: prepared for a flame war if you try to fix it; apparently, some people
: believe that their personal preferences are more important than
: correctness, not to mention everybody else's preferences.

I personally find that behavior to be horrible...  But that's what
makes it a flame war.

Last time this BBQ came up, I thought it was agreed that there would
be a xterm-XXX that didn't do this behavior for those folks that think
the current behavior is harmfully wrong...

: Is there a good reason for not using the (presumably correct and
: up-to-date) termcap file that ships with ncurses?

About 4-5 years ago I discovered that we had many entries that were
more up to date than that file, but there has been an ncurses import
since then...


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