Bug 50067 - incorrect termcap handling
incorrect termcap handling
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: vim (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Bernhard Rosenkraenzer
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2001-07-26 10:03 EDT by greg hosler
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:35 EDT (History)
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Description greg hosler 2001-07-26 10:03:57 EDT
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Description of problem:
vi (from vim-minimal-5.8-5) displays:


after the last line of text when you are editting a file.
My TERM is "xterm".
The "^[39m~" will fill up the screen if you start deleting lines
from the file.

to reproduce this problem the file must have less than 24 lines.
(for example a new, empty file, or a very small 5 line shell scrip

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. ensure that /bin/vi is from vim-minimal-5.8-5
2. type vi
3. enter 5 blank lines
4. start deleting the lines.

Actual Results:  ^[39m~ is displayed on the bottom of the xterm screen, and
in the middle after the last line.

Expected Results:  there should not be any "^[39m~"

Additional info:

The steps to reproduce is the trivial case. If you start editting
a 5 or 10 line script, you will find the "^[39m~" to become quite
annoying, and you can become confused as to what is in your document
and what is not.
Comment 1 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2001-07-26 15:53:45 EDT
Doesn't happen here (on beta3 though, but I'm quite sure none of the related 
packages had any significant changes).
By any chance, are you using TERM=xterm in an rxvt or the likes? (Tried in 
konsole and xterm)
Comment 2 greg hosler 2001-07-26 19:46:53 EDT
I'm using stock beta2, custom install (will the rpm package list help)?

this is on an xterm.

any other environment variables that vim might be looking at ?

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