urxvt: resizing terminal cuts off lines

Bug #677425 reported by Riccardo Murri on 2010-11-19
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This bug affects 4 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
rxvt-unicode (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Unassigned

Bug Description

Binary package hint: rxvt-unicode

I'm using rxvt-unicode's "urxvtc" as X11 terminal.

If I resize the terminal window before text output has already filled a screenful and the terminal has scrolled down a few lines, the text lines already in the window are cut to fit the resized window.

When there has been enough output (so that the scrollbar is not 100% full), then the terminal does the right thing: lines longer than the new terminal width are wrapped around, and no screen content is lost.

I'm using the XMonad tiling window manager, so terminal resize happens automatically all the time, and it gets annoying to lose part of the text.

I'm using rxvt-unicode 0.07-2 on Maverick, but this bug has been there since quite some time.

System and package information:

$ dpkg -l rxvt-unicode
Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold
| Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend
|/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
||/ Nome Versione Descrizione
+++-===================-===================-======================================================
ii rxvt-unicode 9.07-2 RXVT-like terminal emulator with Unicode support

$ lsb_release -rd
Description: Ubuntu 10.10
Release: 10.10

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in rxvt-unicode (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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