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Re: termcap/terminfo for cygwin console

On Tue, May 01, 2001 at 12:22:09PM +1200, Mark Hadfield wrote:
>> On Tue, May 01, 2001 at 02:00:50AM +0200, Fabrice Gautier wrote:
>> >Hi,
>> >
>> >I'm often using cygwin and bash to telnet to linux or Sun stations.
>> >I often get some terminal capabilities related problems (using less or
>> >vi for example).
>> >
>> >I tried to set TERM=vt100 or TERM=linux but this was not a lot better.
>> >
>> >Is ther any terminfo or termcap files available for cygwin terminal? or
>> >which "standard" terminal type should i choose for maximum compatibility?
>> Both terminfo and termcap files are in the standard cygwin release.
>> infocmp cygwin
>> will display the cygwin settings.
>So, Fabrice, you could extract this info and load it onto the Linux & Sun
>stations, or persuade their sysadmin to do so. The procedure is fairly
>straightforward, but I won't try to tell you how or I will probably set you
>wrong. Try man infocmp and go from there.
>If you can't do this (I've been waiting weeks for this to percolate to the
>top of my sysadmin's TODO list) try TERM=linux or if that's not available,
>You mentioned you had tried TERM=linux. What problems do you run into. Why
>not e-mail me off-list about this.

Actually there are environment variables that you can set which will allow
you to use your own local copies of both termcap and terminfo.

I'm pretty sure that the man pages for each of these would be helpful for
figuring out what they are and how to use them.


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