reichert at numachi.com
Thu Oct 30 10:27:37 PST 2003
On Thu, Oct 30, 2003 at 01:19:06PM +0100, Emiel Kollof wrote:
> Waste of time? Why? It's handy to be able to select and paste in a VT,
> just like in X. It even saved my ass a couple of times where I was able
> to copy and paste some stuff in a mail, a configuration file or onto a
> commandline. Saves switching to and fro and typing stuff by hand.
I've utilized the 'screen' utility when I'm trapped on a console,
as it also provides a cut-and-paste feature.
But it's not perfect either, as it mucks with wierd tty settings...
I have to admit, I used the vidcontrol/moused combo often _just_
to test-fire a mouse, without the hassle of setting X set up.
X is much easier nowadays, between reasonable probing, and with
DPMS aware monitors...
> Strictly IMHO of course :)
Brian 'you Bastard' Reichert <reichert at xxxxxxxxxxx>
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