Best terminal type
jb.quenot at caraldi.com
Thu Nov 27 11:16:38 PST 2003
* Martin Moeller:
> 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.
Setting TERM to cons25 is okay. It does not prevent you to have colors.
In mutt, you must define the colors yourself, see file attached for
> 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.
I just tested with "w3m www.freebsd.org" on the console, there are blue
colors for links, green for images, and red for forms. It should be
> 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.
Well, you cannot set TERM arbitrarily. The underlying terminal won't
probably support the escape sequences produced by the curses library if
you use another TERM setting from your actual terminal.
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