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Re: screen-256color terminfo entry?

From: Stephane Chazelas
Subject: Re: screen-256color terminfo entry?
Date: Fri, 26 May 2006 11:41:16 +0100
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On Thu, May 25, 2006 at 10:19:18PM +0200, Alain Bench wrote:
> > a screen where the 256 color support is advertised (on terminals
> > without 256 colors, screen translates the colors)
>     Wait: That color reduction is a good feature. But the result on an 8
> color terminal might be not as good. I mean: An app thinking that 256
> colors are available may make use of them. Once reduced to 8, some
> nuances disappear. While the same app in 8 color mode may make better
> use of the 8 from the beginning.

Hi Alain,

OTOH, I don't know that many applications that support more than
8 colors anyway. And with those applications, screen-256color
would be fine.

The only applications I know of that support 256 colors are
screen, vim and elinks (and dircolors/ls, and zsh to some extent)
and you can easily change the color mode settings in those

So, I would go for screen-256color as long as I might attach my
session to a 256 color aware terminal such as xterm or
putty/pterm, maybe not otherwise.

By the way, where could I find your putty entry?


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