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Re: screen with 256 color xterm

From: Nikolai Weibull
Subject: Re: screen with 256 color xterm
Date: Thu, 19 May 2005 00:35:37 +0200
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Jeremy Chadwick wrote:

> I built screen with #define COLORS256, and sad to say, screen continues
> to filter out appropriate escape codes.
> The problem is not with my termcap, screenrc (global or $HOME), or
> otherwise, as I can use just fine with TERM=xterm
> while outside of screen.  When run inside of screen, screen acts as
> if there is only 16 colours available to it.

Try setting TERM to xterm-256color before you launch screen in it (or
simply set the appropriate X resource) and make sure that there exists a
terminfo definition for xterm-256color,

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