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Re: Bug in ncurses

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: Bug in ncurses
Date: Fri, 7 Dec 2001 18:30:03 -0500
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On Fri, Dec 07, 2001 at 03:31:04PM -0600, Dan Nelson wrote:
> Are you on the Linux console, telnetting in from another machine, or on
> an xterm; and does your TERM variable match whatever you are using
> (TERM=linux for the console, TERM=xterm-color for most (but not all)
> xterms, TERM=whatever if telnetting from another machine's console)?

I wouldn't recommend TERM=xterm-color unless the person has no idea what
terminal emulator he is running.  (I keep meaning to put together some
screendumps to illustrate the special cases where it would paint the screen
incorrectly on a terminal that does implement bce...)

> You might want to try running 'tack', and run through all the standard
> tests to make sure whatever you're using for TERM actually matches your
> console/terminal.

caveat: Redhat 7.2 distributes an old version of tack (I happened to notice
last week).

Thomas E. Dickey <address@hidden>

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