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Re: [vile] external commands and press return

From: hymie!
Subject: Re: [vile] external commands and press return
Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2016 06:11:43 -0400
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.24 (2015-08-30)

On Wed, Apr 27, 2016 at 04:56:40AM -0400, Thomas Dickey wrote:
> > When I active this command the next time, the screen resets to the
> > same place as before, except that [Press return to continue] is the
> > bottom line.  It isn't obvious whether this is from the current
> > invocation (because my command completed) or the previous invocation
> > (because my command is still running).
> hmm - basically you're seeing that because the prompt is in the normal
> screen, and vile's switching to/from alternate/normal screens.  I've
> gotten to taking that behavior for granted since (aside from clearing
> the screen before the prompt) I don't see a way to change it.

Oh well.

> From vile's standpoint, it did clear the screen before resuming the
> editing view (in the alternate screen), but the switching from normal
> to alternate took place before clearing.
> If we cleared the normal screen, then that would cause the screen to be
> cleared when you exited vile (in contrast to occasional prompts like this
> littering the screen).  Then _none_ of the contents of the screen before
> running vile would be shown...

I'm not saying the current behavior is **wrong** ... just sub-optimal.

--hymie!    address@hidden

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