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RE: Terminal settings for rsh/telnet to remote

You can always try "eval $(resize)" to set the terminal size correctly. TERM
needs to be set to xterm....

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bruce Dobrin []
> Sent: 14 August 2001 20:24
> To: cygwin mailing list
> Subject: Terminal settings for rsh/telnet to remote
> (using cygwin 1.3.2)
> Hi,
> I know I've seen similar things like this before in this 
> list,  but none of
> the solutions seem to be working for me....
> Does anyone have a suggestion as to how I can get the rxvt or cygwin
> terminal or something else to work correctly when rsh-ing  to 
> UNIX?  Am I
> doing something wrong (probably)?  Could anyone steer me in the right
> direction?
> I've been trying for quite some time now to use cygwin 
> terminal and/or rxvt
> and/or xterm for rshelling to the Irix, sun, and linux boxes 
> in my facility.
> I thought rxvt would be the answer,  but I still go through 
> hell trying to
> edit files on the remote system.  In rxvt (x11 and 
> standalone),  and xterm
> usually,  I end up with either spurious characters, improper cursor
> placement,  or  only half a page,  not always initially, but 
> eventually.
> Or,  if I work through these problems,  and log out of the 
> remote machine,
> then the local session is screwy (often refusing to scroll).  
> as long as I
> don't  launch vi or man,  I'm usually ok...
> examples of things I've tried are:   in a local rxvt window:
> (on local cygwin box)
> setenv TERM rxvt-cygwin
> tset -s rxvt-cygwin
> rsh (UNIX or Linux box)
> setenv TERMINFO ~/.terminfo   (previously setup using 
> terminfo-src-5.2-4)
> setenv TERM rxvt-cygwin
> tset -s rxvt-cygwin
> results here are a bit better than using xterm,  but I still 
> have a hard
> time getting through a file using vi.....
> I searched out  google  "terminal setup rxvt site:cygwin" an 
> "ncurses remote
> terminal site:cygwin" and many permutations of those without 
> coming up with
> a solution that seemed to work.    What am I doing wrong?
> thanks for your time:
> Bruce Dobrin
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