misc/175394: Suggested addition to termcap database

Scott Robison scott at casaderobison.com
Fri Jan 18 03:20:01 UTC 2013

>Number:         175394
>Category:       misc
>Synopsis:       Suggested addition to termcap database
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    freebsd-bugs
>State:          open
>Class:          maintainer-update
>Submitter-Id:   current-users
>Arrival-Date:   Fri Jan 18 03:20:00 UTC 2013
>Originator:     Scott Robison
>Release:        9.1
FreeBSD dev.isdr.net 9.1-RELEASE FreeBSD 9.1-RELEASE #0 r243825: Tue Dec  4 09:23:10 UTC 2012     root at farrell.cse.buffalo.edu:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC  amd64

I hope I got the class right, and this is not a bug so much as a request for enhancement.

The termcap database includes a definition for PuTTY that looks like this:

putty|vt220-color|vt220-co|vt220 emulator with ANSI colors:\

This is good and works nicely, but does not support the full 256 color palette that PuTTY supports.
Not really a problem. Just a suggestion for a new termcap entry.
I've added the following two lines to my termcap:


It seems to work acceptably. Ultimately of course, I don't care if my suggestion is the official definition, I'd just like one that works. :^)



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