[Slackbuilds-users] Bash: long lines do not wrap but shift left [RESOLVED]

Rich Shepard rshepard at appl-ecosys.com
Tue Apr 29 16:04:09 UTC 2014

On Tue, 29 Apr 2014, e20100633 wrote:

> Well, probably not the best way to do that but in your ~/.profile you can
> put `export TERM="vt100"' (change with `xterm' or something else if you
> want, instead of the default `rxvt-unicode-256color'). All new urxvt
> window will wrap. Note that I was using `set horizontal-scroll-mode off'
> in ~/.inputrc but doesn't seems to work though...


   Problem solved, but I don't know why.

   I changed the default COLORTERM in ~/.bash_profile to just rxvt, sourced
the file, and still could not properly display the UFT-8 test file. Next,
I edited rxvt-unicode.SlackBuild to not include the perl interpreter; built
and installed it.

   Now, setting COLORTERM back to `rxvt-unicode-256color' and the vts
(including the one in which alpine runs), the UTF-8 file is readable and
long command lines no longer wrap.

   I don't know if it was removing the perl interpreter from rxvt-unicode or
just rebuilding and re-installing it, but it now again works as it did.

Thanks very much,


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