Re: Transparent term

David Mihm (davemann@ionet.net)
Thu, 13 May 1999 17:28:22 -0500 (CDT)


On Thu, 13 May 1999 Sasha_Vasko@osca.state.mo.us wrote:

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>>Question... Why do i have to do things like +sb to turn off scrollbars?
>>to me '+' means add... I know switches traditionally start with '-' but
>>how about a -sb on -sb off type thing?
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>Sorry, that is something that we have inherited from original rxvt - if
>I receive more mail asking to change that - I'll change that.
>Otherwise it will stay as it is right now for better compatibility.

	It's not just from rxvt, it is typical in unices to supply options
to the command line with the minus key (-), and then remove default
options with the plus (+) key.  It's a standard unices thing.

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