Monthly Archives: June 2016

The annoying alternate screen in vte-based terminal applications

Current Linux terminal emulators have a feature that many people consider a bug.

Read the manual of some command. Find what you wanted to check. Quit the viewer to return to the command line. Poof, your screen is restored to what it was before you started man, and the information you were looking for is gone.

Same if you start your editor; quit the editor and the screen restores to the previous content.

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