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10.7: Disable alternate screen use in xterm terminals
Authored by: mingo on Sep 13, '11 06:00:08PM
Perhaps I wasn't so clear. This hint is for those who wish to use xterm-256color instead of vt100, which only gives you black and white. xterm-256color lets you use 256 colours (approximately) in your terminal window.

It seems that the X11 paradigm was to have a separate window for each process, so it made sense to use the alternate screen system. For this isn't always convenient.

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