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Re: (getenv "TERM) always returns "dumb"

From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: (getenv "TERM) always returns "dumb"
Date: Tue, 31 Aug 2004 11:30:26 +0200
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Peter Heslin <address@hidden> writes:

> Due to a recent change in startup.el, (getenv "TERM") now always
> returns "dumb":
> ;; Subprocesses of Emacs do not have direct access to the terminal, 
> ;; so unless told otherwise they should only assume a dumb terminal. 
>     (setenv "TERM" "dumb")

I think we should revert that change unless Stefan comes up with a better


Andreas Schwab, SuSE Labs, address@hidden
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