[Urwid] An urwid bug with the alternate screen

Kevin Tran hekevintran at gmail.com
Sun Jul 15 13:21:29 EDT 2012

tumx expects you to use smcup and rmcup from terminfo.

On Jul 14, 2012, at 10:49 AM, Ian Ward wrote:

> On Sat, Jul 14, 2012 at 12:25 PM, Kevin Tran <hekevintran at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I have been discussing this issue on the tmux mailing list as well. It might
>> be of use to you.
>> http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/forum.php?thread_name=E4CC964B-F09E-4D2F-B96C-7E6D64207FEC%40gmail.com&forum_name=tmux-users
>> The tmux developer said of the problem:
>> This program is using 1047h to switch to alternate screen mode which
>> unless you are using a very old terminfo is not in the xterm entry, so
>> it's probably a bad idea to rely on it working.
> Also, it looks like I'm using ^[7^[[?47h to switch and ^[[?47l^[8 to
> switch back.
> http://excess.org/urwid/browser/urwid/escape.py#L375
> I remember something about having to use that sequence to support
> Terminal.app or some other odd terminal.  I could change it but I
> would have to test that change it in a bunch of terminals (and I don't
> own any Apple hardware to test myself)
> I'm certainly willing to take a patch and give it a try, though.  What
> are the sequences that tmux is expecting?
> Ian

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