termcap and TERM detection
malcolm.kay at internode.on.net
Tue Jan 3 20:59:25 PST 2006
On Wed, 4 Jan 2006 07:34 am, E. Eusey wrote:
> The secondary screen functionality on my xterm (rxvt-unicode)
> was acting strangly. So, following the advice at:
> I added an rxvt-unicode termcap entry to my termcap file and
> ran cap_mkdb. After login, I'm able to 'setenv TERM
> rxvt-unicode' and everything works perfectly.
> However, when running urxvt initially, it detects the $TERM as
> 'rxvt', not 'rxvt-unicode'. How is the $TERM variable
> determined by the system? Is there a way to detect my new
> termcap entry? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
You should be able to set this through resources:
For example in .Xdefaults add:
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