vi or X updates utilize screen switching - how to disable

Matthew Dillon dillon at
Thu Sep 10 10:43:42 PDT 2020

Recent ports merges or the recent vi update (not sure which) turned on
screen switching by default.  this is where you edit a file with vi (or
other editors) and when you quit the xterm's contents goes back to what it
was before the vi was run.

If you don't like this operation (and frankly, I really really dislike it
myself), the simple solution is to add an X resource for xterm.  Create a
.Xresources file with this in it:

xterm*titeInhibit:              true

And install it with xrdb in your .xinitrc:

xrdb -merge .Xresources

I'm not sure about other X terminal apps but I presume they have a similar

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