vi or X updates utilize screen switching - how to disable

Daniel Fojt df at
Fri Sep 11 07:41:34 PDT 2020

On Thu, 10 Sep 2020 08:43:42 -0900
Matthew Dillon <dillon at> wrote:

> Recent ports merges or the recent vi update (not sure which) turned on
> screen switching by default.

It's turned out this (mis)behaviour was brought with terminfo update via
smcup and rmcup capabilities for "xterm-basic" entry.

It's now fixed (back to previous behaviour):

And there's another fix to avoid misbehaviour of repeat-character terminal
capability in vi(1), also reported by Matt:

Sorry for inconvenience.


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