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Re: I'm confused about TERMCAP

From: Andy Harrison
Subject: Re: I'm confused about TERMCAP
Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2007 11:43:49 -0400

On 3/11/07, Joe Zbiciak <address@hidden > wrote:
Ok, I might be stepping out of line here, but...  The solution is to nuke TERMCAP when it's a TERMCAP from screen? 

Why does this feel wrong?

It's the only way I can correct all the various instances of bad behavior caused by running screen.  For example, (the most infuriating for me) when I run vi, I can't use the colon key.  When I press it, it's as if I pressed j to move the cursor down.  Since I use vi constantly, this is unacceptable.  In my .vimrc I can literally 'bind : :' to fix that particular behavior, but I use vi(m) on too many different systems to hassle with this.

I always assumed it was some inherent unfriendliness between screen and tcsh, since that's the most consistent presence in my environment.  The strange behavior also changes depending on which term app I'm using (aterm, xterm, eterm, konsole, etc...).  Changing my TERM variable to other values didn't help adequately.  I never bothered to research it further once I figured out that scrapping the termcap cured everything. 

Andy Harrison
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