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Re: Terminal answers

Subject: Re: Terminal answers
From: Thomas Dickey
Date: Sat, 30 Sep 2006 13:53:09 -0400 EDT
On Fri, 29 Sep 2006, Anton Monroe wrote:

> Hmm.  Something I've noticed in Ncurses-based apps is that blank areas
> don't erase text.  For example, in Pinfo, when I page down, some of the
> previous screen still shows in the blank areas.  It's probably a common
> problem with a simple explanation.  Some capability that needs to be
> set or unset in my terminfo entry?

Yes - that sounds as if you are using a terminal description with "bce" 
set, on a terminal which does not clear the background on an erase.

That reminds me that rxvt has a bug - one of the cases for erasure does 
not work - which I work around in ncurses by leaving out the "bce".

Thomas E. Dickey
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