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Re: rxvt vs xterm keybindings

From: Richard M. Stallman
Subject: Re: rxvt vs xterm keybindings
Date: Sun, 24 Jul 2005 10:41:56 -0400

    >     - in the shell, type "xterm& RET"
    >     - in the xterm, start "emacs -nw"
    >     - in the Emacs you just started, I expect that (getenv "COLORTERM") 
    >       "\\`rxvt",
    > That would be a bug in xterm, right?  The tty created by xterm should
    > not inherit the value of TERM from the tty under which xterm was run.

    The problem is not with TERM but with COLORTERM.  If TERM is set to
    xterm and COLORTERM is set to something that has "rxvt" as its
    substring, we assume that we run under rxvt, not xterm.

I've never heard of COLORTERM--what does it mean?

But xterm should not transfer any envvars that try to describe
the tty it was invoked from to the tty it sets up.

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