Best terminal type

Martin Moeller mm at
Wed Nov 26 07:45:37 PST 2003

Hello, everyone!

I'm a little bit confused because of the enormous number of
terminal types available. I'm mainly working on the console
so cons25 is my default terminal type. Yesterday, I used 
putty/ssh to connect to my machine and used elinks on it.
With astonishment I realised that elinks used different
colours and looked very nice. So I wondered why it didn't
show up like this when using my console. putty was using
"linux" as terminal type, not cons25. Happily, I set "linux"
my preferred terminal, but now mutt's display is totally
screwed up. So guys: What terminal type to use when working
on the console? I want all the nifty eye-candy! ;-)


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