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Old 02-12-2018, 09:36 AM
dlbannerman dlbannerman is offline
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Using vi in ssh2 session

It's probably me, but...

I'm at the command line for a session and type in 'man lpq'. Instead of the man page scrolling the session text gets replaced with the man page. When I exit then I'm taken back to the command line, but the line above is the line where I typed in 'man lpq'. Is there a way to control this behavior so that I can scroll back into the man page for information I need to enter the command I just looked up?

Using SecureCRT 8.1.4

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Old 02-12-2018, 10:04 AM
ekoranyi ekoranyi is offline
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Hi dlbannerman,

You may be able to get the behavior you're looking for by disabling the Alternate Screen Switching mode. This can be done by navigating to Options > Session Options > Terminal > Emulation > Modes and removing the check next to Enable alternate screen switching.

Does making this change give you the behavior you're looking for?
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Old 02-21-2018, 10:00 AM
markweiser markweiser is offline
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Very nice, it works properly to me now!

Thank you, Eric
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