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Re: rxvt vs xterm keybindings

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: rxvt vs xterm keybindings
Date: Sun, 24 Jul 2005 21:54:49 +0300

> From: "Richard M. Stallman" <address@hidden>
> CC: address@hidden, address@hidden
> Date: Sun, 24 Jul 2005 10:41:56 -0400
> I've never heard of COLORTERM--what does it mean?

Here's a citation from ncurses docs:

    $COLORTERM is an environment variable used by some applications
    developers who are constructing programs that run on rxvt, a terminal
    emulator, using the slang library. It tells the slang library to
    ignore the terminal description, using a set of built-in capability
    strings which produce ISO 6429 (aka "ANSI") color on that emulator.

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

I don't think xterm knows about COLORTERM---it's just another
environment variable as far as it is concerned.

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