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Re: [PATCH 2/2] Cygwin: pty: Disable clear screen on new pty if TERM=dumb or emacs*.

On Wed, 4 Sep 2019 11:22:42 -0600
Brian Inglis wrote:
> That output seems to be generated by a shell or program running in the pty.
> If the recipient can not handle escape sequences, then the shell or program in
> the pty should be configured by setting e.g. TERM=dumb when launching the
> terminal, or in the shell environment.

No. Output is almost same even if setting TERM=dumb.
See attached log.

Consider what should be the output of pseudo console if console
application like below is executed.

#include <windows.h>

int main()
    COORD p = {20, 10};
    DWORD n;
    SetConsoleCursorPosition(h, p);
    SetConsoleTextAttribute(h, FOREGROUND_RED);
    WriteConsole(h, "R", 1, &n, 0);
    SetConsoleTextAttribute(h, FOREGROUND_GREEN);
    WriteConsole(h, "G", 1, &n, 0);
    SetConsoleTextAttribute(h, FOREGROUND_BLUE);
    WriteConsole(h, "B", 1, &n, 0);
    WriteConsole(h, "W", 1, &n, 0);
    WriteConsole(h, "\r\n", 2, &n, 0);
    return 0;

Setting cursor posision and text color cannot be realized
without ANSI escape sequences.

Indeed, the output of the pseudo console by the program above is:

Takashi Yano <>

Attachment: pcon-output-dumb.log
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