Re: vc scrollback

Dan Merillat (
Mon, 16 Oct 1995 17:42:48 -0400 (EDT)

On Wed, 11 Oct 1995, Tor Arntsen wrote:

> Date: Wed, 11 Oct 1995 18:00:19 +0100
> From: Tor Arntsen <>
> To:
> Subject: Re: vc scrollback
> >On Sun, 8 Oct 1995, Axel Boldt wrote:
> >> I believe the whole vc system is fundamentally flawed. It is not the
> >> kernel's business to do console scrolling or console switching. That's
> >> to be done by a user process, namely by screen, available from all GNU
> >> sites. It multiplexes a character terminal, giving you all the
> Others have mentioned other things, I have only one question:
> - Does 'screen' give me a login: prompt? (I've never tried 'screen' myself)
> I use the VCs for the purpose of different people sharing a single PC.

Yea. bind it to run login. I have a hotkey bound to various rlogins
on my local network. Makes simple when I can pop over to the news server
in 2 keys. (+password)

Dan Merillat <>
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