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Re: Hi

From: Quasar Jarosz
Subject: Re: Hi
Date: Sat, 29 May 2004 18:56:49 -0500 (CDT)

On Fri, 28 May 2004, Sami Samhuri wrote:

> * It was Thu, May 27, 2004 at 10:06:00PM +0200 when Juergen Weigert said:
> > On May 27, 04 09:52:55 -0700, Sami Samhuri wrote:
> > > Just in case anyone came across this... When you use screen it sets
> > > TERM to screen.linux. On my Gentoo installation TERM is just "linux" on
> > > the virtual consoles. If I run screen in another screen I get 8 crummy
> > > colours instead of 16, so I do ``TERM=linux screen'' and it's all good
> > > again.
> >
> > screen is supposed to set its internal terminal type to 'screen'.
> > It is supposed to translate escape-sequences from this internal
> > representation to the terminal type of the real terminal it is running in
> > ('linux' in our case').
> This explains a few things for me. Thanks.
> > I don't know what 'TERM=screen.linux' is. Probably a Gentoo
> > hack then.  (Any Gentoo-maintainers out there?)
> This could be a gentoo hack I guess. I don't see anything regarding this
> in /etc/screenrc though. I may ask on gentoo-user or check out the
> screen package to see if it's mentioned anywhere.

Well, I found this kind of odd so i checked on my Gentoo system (up to
date) and i don't see any of this 'TERM=screen.linux' stuff. Perhaps i'm
just missing it? I don't know. Also, i havn't seen any of this 8 color
stuff either, but i'm gonna fiddle with it a bit and see if i can
reproduce it.

> (Using TERM=screen also causes nested screens to be 8 colour as well. At
> least, this is so on my PC. I guess if many of you are usually in X this
> is irrelevant anyways.)
> --
> Sami Samhuri

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