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commit ddd429ea2478beeb7d17d9b548abd9173049dcc6
parent 684cf55a0d21da19a6e9e4a490a7c4dd3334638d
Author: Kai Hendry <hendry@webconverger.com>
Date:   Tue Apr  9 22:13:54 +0100

Convert FAQ into Markdown, to make it easier to integrate it into http://st.suckless.org/

Signed-off-by: Christoph Lohmann <20h@r-36.net>

Diffstat:
FAQ | 62++++++++++++++++++++++++++------------------------------------
1 file changed, 26 insertions(+), 36 deletions(-)
diff --git a/FAQ b/FAQ @@ -1,43 +1,35 @@ --- -Why does st not handle utmp entries? +## Why does st not handle utmp entries? -Use the excellent tool of utmp[0] for this task. +Use the excellent tool of [utmp](http://git.suckless.org/utmp/) for this task. -[0] http://git.suckless.org/utmp/ --- -Some _random program_ complains that st is unknown/not -recognised/unsupported/whatever! +## Some _random program_ complains that st is unknown/not recognised/unsupported/whatever! It means that st doesn’t have any terminfo entry on your system. Chances are -you did not make install. If you just want to test it without installing it, -you can manualy run tic -s st.info in st dir. It will compile st.info into a -fully working local terminfo description. You can delete it when you’re done. --- -Nothing works, and nothing is said about an unknown terminal! +you did not `make install`. If you just want to test it without installing it, +you can manualy run `tic -s st.info`. + +## Nothing works, and nothing is said about an unknown terminal! * Some programs just assume they’re running in xterm i.e. they don’t rely on terminfo. What you see is the current state of the “xterm compliance”. * Some programs don’t complain about the lacking st description and default to another terminal. In that case see the question about terminfo. --- -I get some weird glitches/visual bug on _random program_! - -Try lauching it with a different TERM: $ TERM=xterm myapp. toe(1) will give -you a list of available terminals, but you’ll most likely switch between -xterm, st or st-256color. The default value for TERM can be changed in -config.h (TNAME). --- -How do I scroll back up? - -Invoke st with a screen multiplexer like GNU screen[0] or tmux[1]. -st -e screen works better for text reflowing. To enter screen’s scroll -back mode aka “copy mode”, it’s C-a ESC. You probably want defscrollback -10000 in your ~/.screenrc too. - -[0] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GNU_Screen -[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tmux --- -Why doesn't the Del key work in some programs? + +## I get some weird glitches/visual bug on _random program_! + +Try launching it with a different TERM: $ TERM=xterm myapp. toe(1) will give +you a list of available terminals, but you’ll most likely switch between xterm, +st or st-256color. The default value for TERM can be changed in config.h +(TNAME). + +## How do I scroll back up? + +Using a terminal multiplexer. + +* `st -e tmux` using C-a [ +* `st -e screen` using C-a ESC + +## Why doesn't the Del key work in some programs? Taken from the terminfo manpage: @@ -49,14 +41,14 @@ Taken from the terminfo manpage: codes as smkx and rmkx. Otherwise the keypad is assumed to always transmit. -In the st case smkx=\E[?1h\E= and rmkx=\E[?1l\E>, so it is mandatory that +In the st case smkx=E[?1hE= and rmkx=E[?1lE>, so it is mandatory that applications which want to test against keypad keys, have to send these sequences. But buggy applications like bash and irssi for example don't do this. A fast solution for them is to use the following command: - $ printf "\033?1h\033=" >/dev/tty + $ printf "�33?1h�33=" >/dev/tty or $ echo $(tput smkx) >/dev/tty @@ -73,7 +65,7 @@ Adding this option to your .inputrc will fix the keypad problem for all applications using readline. If you are using zsh, then read the zsh FAQ -(http://zsh.sourceforge.net/FAQ/zshfaq03.html#l25): +<http://zsh.sourceforge.net/FAQ/zshfaq03.html#l25>: It should be noted that the O / [ confusion can occur with other keys such as Home and End. Some systems let you query the key sequences @@ -91,5 +83,3 @@ If you are using zsh, then read the zsh FAQ zle -N zle-line-finish Putting these lines into your .zshrc will fix the problems. --- -