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RE: mintty scroll to bottom

On March 04, 2012 12:51 PM, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>On Mar  2 20:20, Andy Koppe wrote:
>> On 2 March 2012 08:41, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>> > On Mar  1 20:43, Andy Koppe wrote:
>> >> On 29 February 2012 12:46, Lemke, Michael  SZ/HZA-ZSW wrote:
>> >> > What is the mintty equivalent to rxvt/xterm's
>> >> >
>> >> > -si|+si
>> >> >              Turn on/off scroll-to-bottom on TTY output inhibit;
>> >> >              resource scrollTtyOutput has opposite effect.
>> >>
>> >> There's no such option. Shift+End will get you back to the current
>> >> output after looking at something in the scrollback, as will any
>> >> keypress that sends something to the terminal.
>> >
>> > Any chance to implement this?  Automatic scroll-to-bottom is a useful
>> > feature, IMHO.
>> I disagree. The point of being able to scroll back to earlier output
>> is to read and perhaps copy something. When doing that, having the
>> scrollback jump back to the bottom without the user asking for it is
>> rather unhelpful. The Windows console does this, and I always found it
>> really frustrating.
>THat's why this is an option in xterm.  Every use has another idea how
>the terminal should behave in this regard, I guess.

I'd also appreciate very much implementing that option.  mintty is
promoted here as a replacement for rxvt but obviously lacks a functionality
I've come to depend on.  My use case is a terminal window in which I don't 
do much but where a lot of background jobs regularly produce output.  
A quick glance at the window tells me the current status of those jobs.
Not with mintty anymore.  Same with the classic use case tail -f logfile.


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