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Tuesday December 07, 2004
12:39 PM

scrolling in screen

[ #22190 ]

I'm a big fan of screen, but something happened from version 3.09.11 (RH 7.3) to version 4.00.02 (FC3) that stopped putty being able to scroll the window. After some poking I found that adding:

termcapinfo xterm* ti@:te@

To my .screenrc fixes the problem.

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  • I've customized my .screenrc considerably but I've never been able to figure out how to do this. Thanks so much for saving me countless hours trying to find out where I went wrong.
  • What exactly do you mean by “stopped putty being able to scroll”?
    • By default, putty only allows you to scroll back the most recent 200 lines; you can change the setting, but you have to change it everytime you use putty. It's a minor problem, but if you use putty frequently, it's a major annoyance. Years have passed since the above info was posted; I believe this once worked, but it certainly doesn't work with the latest version of putty (which no longer even gives a version number). I found this while googling around for a solution, and it seems that this is back to b
      • Go to the Session pane, click Default settings once, then click Save. This has worked for as long as I’ve known about putty.