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Re: LYNX-DEV `-color' option

From: Klaus Weide
Subject: Re: LYNX-DEV `-color' option
Date: Wed, 7 May 1997 13:19:57 -0500 (CDT)

On Wed, 7 May 1997, Laura Eaves wrote:

> It seems I tried all the terminals my software emulates
> at onepoint and found the only ones that worked with lynx were
> the vt terminals and (not as well) ansi.
> What terminal(s) do you use that support color without using -color?

Talking about what "terminal(s)" do or do not work with Lynx is pointless.
The description of what a specific terminal type can or cannot do comes
(at least for Unix[-like] systems) from terminfo or termcap files.
Those seem to have a long history of containing bogus information, with
lots of differences between systems and versions.  As a result, what is
"vt100" for me may be quite different from what is "vt100" for you.

And *of course* the $TERM or `-term=' should be the right one for the
terminal or emulator you *are* using.  It doesn't help much if you set
`-term=ansi', even if "ansi" describes a terminal type with color support,
if your emulator supports colors in a different way.


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