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Re: Best Terminal Settings

From: Angelina Carlton
Subject: Re: Best Terminal Settings
Date: Sat, 21 Apr 2007 06:42:32 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.97 (gnu/linux)

Peter Beckman <address@hidden> writes:

> Every few months/years I realize that many new features and settings are
> made for things I use daily: tcsh, screen, vim, iTerm (OSX).  From time to
> time when I don't copy over my potentially centuries-old RC files, I find
> new features or cool highlighting I didn't know about previously.
> So I've been using screen and tcsh and vim for a few years, and am recently
> new to iTerm.  I currently have my terminal setting to VT220 as xterm
> caused me some headaches with resizing my window upon reconnecting to a
> running screen session.
> I have to admit, though I someone understand the concept behind termcap and
> term settings, they work in spite of me in my current setup.  I log into
> multiple Linux and FreeBSD servers and run screen on them all, so I want to
> try to unify the way I connect to them all, rather than try and haphazardly
> fix my screen or tcsh settings when it doesn't work as expected.  Color is
> important!

I think in this situation it would help if a terminfo file for your
terminal existed on all the hosts you ssh into. I use rxvt-unicode for
example and since I have installed this terminal on the hosts I ssh
into, I have not had to set up much, my keys, and colors work as expected.

I wish I could offer you more help but I too have struggled with
understanding terminfo :-) I just found things improved once I found a
terminal that has 256 colors and supports unicode and is installed on
all my remote hosts.

-----Angelina Carlton-----
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