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Re: Facilitate scrolling

From: Phil!Gregory
Subject: Re: Facilitate scrolling
Date: Sun, 18 Feb 2007 11:39:03 -0500
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

* address@hidden <address@hidden> [2007-02-18 12:32 +0100]:
> Would a patch integrating easier scrolling, say, by the Linux-style
> SHIFT+PG??, be welcome?

I do this with some keybindings.  The only caveat is that you have a pause
on the first shift-pgup as screen displays the message that you've entered
copy mode, and you have to hit escape or something to exit copy mode when
you're done.

In my .Xresources:

  ! I use screen a lot, so its scrollback buffer is often more accurate than
  ! xterm's.  Thus, I pass through Shift-PgUp and Shift-PgDn to allow screen to
  ! use them.  I've hardcoded the escape sequences (rather than using insert())
  ! because I had to hardcode the sequences in my .screenrc (because there are 
  ! termcap codes for shifted PgUp and PgDn).
  XTerm.vt100.translations: #override \n\
      Shift <Key>Prior:string(0x1b) string("[5;2~") \n\
      Shift <Key>Next:string(0x1b) string("[6;2~")

In my .screenrc:

  # Make shift-PgUp and shift-PgDn work like they do in xterm.  (Note that this
  # requires xterm to be configured to pass those keys through, and not try to
  # act on them itself.)
  bindkey "^[[5;2~" eval "copy" "stuff ^u"
  bindkey -m "^[[5;2~" stuff ^u
  bindkey -m "^[[6;2~" stuff ^d

Doing this for other terminals would require knowing their escape
sequences for Shift-PgUp and Shift-PgDn (and disabling their native
response to those keys, obviously).

-- contrarian of the first order... /
PGP: 026A27F2  print: D200 5BDB FC4B B24A 9248  9F7A 4322 2D22 026A 27F2
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