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Re: help with M-x term

From: Sergei
Subject: Re: help with M-x term
Date: 18 Jul 2006 00:01:31 -0700
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Tim X wrote:


> Yes, I've seen solutions of this style before. Its certainly one
> solution. In fact, under Debian, the default .bashrc has

> # enable color support of ls and also add handy aliases
>     if [ "$TERM" != "dumb" ]; then
>                 eval `dircolors -b`
>                 alias ls='ls --color=auto'
>                 alias dir='ls --color=auto --format=vertical'
>                 alias vdir='ls --color=auto --format=longx
>     fi

> Which means ls colours are not used within M-x shell as it sets TERM
> to dumb. This approach is I think more general in that it will
> prevent ls colours from being used in any dumb terminal, not just
> emacs' shell.

Maybe that's true.  But actually there are more colored thing than the

So far I was unable to solve the color problem with the perl debugger

> I also note you are using the variable $OSVAR to detect if running
> under Linux, but I don't think this is a "standard' variable
> (i.e. it is distribution/local/user specific). I only mention it in
> case someone uses your code snippet and is wondering why colour ls
> is not behaving as expected.

You are right, I set OSVAR myself on the basis of uname inquiry.


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