No colours at all with ncurses and urxvt on FreeBSD 9.0-RC2

Thomas Dickey dickey at
Fri Nov 25 12:37:39 UTC 2011

On Fri, Nov 25, 2011 at 11:59:01AM +0100, Moritz Wilhelmy wrote:
> Hello,
> I can't get colours to work with urxvt (the "normal" urxvt, that is, not
> the 256-color one) over ssh. Google doesn't come up with any usable
> results for this particular case.. What bothers me is that a termcap
> entry for "rxvt-unicode" is present on the termcap file FreeBSD came
> with. I'm really clueless here, can someone give me a hint?

setting TERM to rxvt-256color looks like the way to fix that issue.

Thomas E. Dickey <dickey at>
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