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Re: escape sequences in test output -- colors (new snapshot)

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: escape sequences in test output -- colors (new snapshot)
Date: Mon, 29 Oct 2007 09:25:41 +0100

address@hidden (Bob Proulx) wrote:

> Jim Meyering wrote:
>> Or just determine why the test for whether to enable colors
>> isn't working for the buildbot?  In build-aux/check.mk, it does this:
>>   if test -t 1; then
>>     red=...
> The 'test -t 1' does not check the value of TERM.  It simply assumes a
> vt220 terminal and assigns escape sequences without regard to terminal
> type.  It really should only do this when there is a compatible $TERM
> present.
> The buildbot is effectively a 'script' session.  The output is a tty.
> All of the output is saved to a file.  But TERM is not set.  It is a
> dumb terminal.

So testing TERM would do it.  Thanks.
I'll do that.

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