Macos – How to get Mac OS X and screen/vim scrolling to play nice

OSX 10.6.3

Am a pretty dedicated screen user. line buffer and/or scroll does not seem to work for me. That is while in screen anything that goes past the top of the frame is gone, can't scroll back to. This seems to work ok in other terminal apps gnome, cygwin. Perhaps this is a shell env, config, or command?


startup_message off  
autodetach on  
shell -$SHELL  
vbell off  
defutf8 on  
caption always  
caption string "%{= wk}%w"  

I have tried using defscrollback here with different values, but doesn't have an effect.

some .bashrc settings:

set -o physical  
export TERM=xterm-color  
shopt -s checkwinsize  

Best Answer

In Lion, the default terminal type is different, so you should use this line in your .screenrc instead:

termcapinfo xterm-256color|xterm-color|xterm|xterms|xs|rxvt ti@:te@