[Techtalk] prevent screen from clearing

gabrielle gab at gorge.net
Tue Sep 27 10:37:08 EST 2005

Using the (I assume bash) terminal window on my linux desktop (gnome on
fedora core 3) there is this really annoying "feature" configured - when
I view a document (with vi, view, man, who knows what else) and then
exit out of the document, the screen clears.  This bugs the crap out of
me because a lot of time I'll page through a man page until I find what
I was looking for, and then quit out of it, expecting the stuff I was
just looking at to stay on the page (and in the scroll buffer) for
reference.  I can get around it by piping the output through "more" but
I'm thinking I shouldn't have to do that, just because I don't have to
do it in bash on my solaris boxes. ;)

Where do I look to configure this?


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