xterm window content cleared after man(1) exit
Starting with commit 3ac91e86fba7d34199699a87e1ff109aacc8eec4 "ncurses: move USE_GETCAP, update README files", xterm now clears its window when the end of a man page is reached and the man(1) program exits.
The behavior makes it impossible to read a complete man page without piping the output to less(1), which is very annoying.
setting TERM=cons25 in xterm can be used as a workaround but breaks curse-based applications.
#1 Updated by marino about 5 years ago
These links give hints what needs to be changed:
#2 Updated by marino about 5 years ago
- Status changed from New to Feedback
This patch fixes the issue for me:
I touched /usr/src/lib/libnurses/libncurses/Makefile after applying it, then ran "make -j 8 quickworld && make installworld".
After that, man(1) and the pagers don't restore the screen after running.
If you confirm, I'll commit the patch.
#4 Updated by marino about 5 years ago
Thanks for the confirmation, Francois.