Author: Hiltjo Posthuma <email@example.com>
Date: Sun, 17 Nov 2019 20:04:52 +0100
- add common question about the w3m image drawing hack.
- remove some bad advise about $TERM.
- change some links to https.
|M||FAQ|| | ||21||+++++++++++----------|
1 file changed, 11 insertions(+), 10 deletions(-)
diff --git a/FAQ b/FAQ
@@ -1,6 +1,6 @@
## Why does st not handle utmp entries?
-Use the excellent tool of [utmp](http://git.suckless.org/utmp/) for this task.
+Use the excellent tool of [utmp](https://git.suckless.org/utmp/) for this task.
## Some _random program_ complains that st is unknown/not recognised/unsupported/whatever!
@@ -15,13 +15,6 @@ you can manually run `tic -sx st.info`.
* Some programs don’t complain about the lacking st description and default to
another terminal. In that case see the question about terminfo.
-## I get some weird glitches/visual bug on _random program_!
-Try launching it with a different TERM: $ TERM=xterm myapp. toe(1) will give
-you a list of available terminals, but you’ll most likely switch between xterm,
-st or st-256color. The default value for TERM can be changed in config.h
## How do I scroll back up?
Using a terminal multiplexer.
@@ -104,7 +97,7 @@ St is emulating the Linux way of handling backspace being delete and delete bein
This is an issue that was discussed in suckless mailing list
-<http://lists.suckless.org/dev/1404/20697.html>. Here is why some old grumpy
+<https://lists.suckless.org/dev/1404/20697.html>. Here is why some old grumpy
terminal users wants its backspace to be how he feels it:
Well, I am going to comment why I want to change the behaviour
@@ -163,7 +156,15 @@ terminal users wants its backspace to be how he feels it:
+## Why do images not work in st (in programs such as w3m)?
+This is a terrible hack that overdraws an image on top of the terminal emulator
+window. It also relies on a very specific way the terminal draws it's contents.
+A more proper (but limited way) would be using sixels. Which st doesn't
## BadLength X error in Xft when trying to render emoji