Can Xterm support horizontal scrolling?

Thomas Dickey dickey at
Wed Apr 30 16:54:16 PDT 2008

On Wed, 30 Apr 2008, Daniel B. Thurman wrote:

> I have looked everywhere I could and it seems that Xterm
> (or Gnome/Kde)Terminal console, if that is the same thing)
> does not support it?

They're different programs.

> It xterm does support H-scrolling, how do you turn it on?
> I was hoping that it would so that I can monitor ansi-colored
> log file with line items in excess of 900 characters.
> If xterm does not support H-scrolling, is there a program that
> can be used in it's place so that I can view ansi colored text
> logs in a 'tail' like fashion?

I seem to recall that 'less' and 'most' both do this.

Thomas E. Dickey

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