From: David Jardine <davidj@we...> - 2002-08-23 19:17:28
On Thu, Aug 22, 2002 at 12:17:01PM -0700, James Simmons wrote:
> > Switching from one virtual console to another appears
> > to clear the screen before writing the new one.
> > Is there any way to prevent this?
Well, thanks. That sounds pretty definite.
But does it have to be? Comparing sections of text by lining
them up on adjacent virtual consoles and switching between
them works so beautifully - a semi-colon instead of a colon
anywhere on the screen just jumps out at you. Clearing the
screen first is not only annoying and tiring for the eyes,
it also means you have to go through the screen line by line
(switching to and fro) for the same result.
Are we going to have to sacrifice this facility in the name
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