Submit Hint Search The Forums LinksStatsPollsHeadlinesRSS
14,000 hints and counting!

Click here to return to the '10.4: Recover from a 'disappearing' pico/nano' hint
The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. This site is not responsible for what they say.
10.4: Recover from a 'disappearing' pico/nano
Authored by: rhartlein on Jan 12, '06 07:25:46AM

pico / nano sometimes has very odd behaviour where cursor position and text in the terminal window do not correspond.

When navigating with the arrow keys, the cursor sometimes prints the contents of another line behind itself while moving, so you never know which line you are *really* editing.

This behaviour is particularly annoying when editing critical scripts or configuration files.

The only help I found is to run nano / pico in an xterm with Apples X11.

[ Reply to This | # ]