[techtalk] Pine Usage) + new vi question

K. Ziel zoop at scc.net
Sat Dec 18 10:23:13 EST 1999

I've had this problem before, but on HPUX.  Altho, I see this usually when I'm
working with exceed, and then I telnet into another workstation, and then
resize the window.

Sounds like different circumstances, but similar behavior?  Paging down through
the file and then suddenly it is behaving as if there is only one line it can
read.....where my term (pre-resize)  used to be

I'm sorry I'm not much of a help, just sharing your pain :)


> > On Fri, 17 Dec 1999, Cat wrote:
> <snip> 
> Both of my school servers run SunOS on sparc machines.  I always have my
> accounts set up with tcsh, along with a .exrc file because I hate typing
> :set ts=3 every time I open a vi file.  Anyway, every once in a while,
> I'll open something in vi (usually some sort of source code) and vi will
> start overwriting things on the screen.  It will put the initial cursor
> somewhere in the middle of the file, but will not let me go up from there.
> If I press Ctrl-L the screen refreshes by scrolling the file extremely
> fast, and ending up with the cursor in the same bad place.  Usually, I can
> 'fix' it by going to the very end of the file (which, since the screen is
> orienting itself so strangely is usually down in the ~s where supposedly
> there isn't anything).  Then, at the very bottom, I'll hit Ctrl-L a few
> times, go to the first line of the file, back to the bottom, etc.  It
> usually works itself out without too much trouble, but it is very annoying
> while it is happening -- especially since I can't identify any particular
> cause.  Once it is fixed for one session it doesn't happen again no matter
> how many files I open and close.  And, like I said, the weirdest thing is
> that it doesn't happen every time -- just enough to be annoying.

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