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Re: Colors mess up terminal


I have been seeing the same thing.  If you set the TERM variable in cygwin 
to vt100 just before issuing the ssh command it works.  Or if want a better 
way.  On your linux box just create a little check in your .profile to see 
if the variable TERM is set to cygwin.  If it is set it to vt100.

Louis

At 12:42 PM 8/23/2001 -0400, Marc Fortier wrote:
>I'll RTFM on tput.  CTRL-L refreshes the screen, but as soon as something
>changes, it's screwed up again.
>
>                 Marc
>
>On Thu, 23 Aug 2001, Neil Zanella wrote:
>
> >
> > On Thu, 23 Aug 2001, Marc Fortier wrote:
> >
> > > On Thu, 23 Aug 2001 08:58:15 +0200, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> > >
> > > > On Wed, Aug 22, 2001 at 05:52:14PM -0400, Marc Fortier wrote:
> > > >> Hello,
> > > >>
> > > >>    I'm also using pine via cygwin/ssh and am getting strange display
> > > >> behaviour when colours are used.  Is there a solution to this problem?
> >
> > To implement colors portably you must use tput instead of the bash
> > escape sequences.
> >
> > > >> In the meantime, I'll try to come up with a script that detects
> > > >> whether the term type is cygwin and run pine with no colour in that
> > > >> case.
> >
> > tput knows about terminal capabilities and displays the colors only when
> > the given terminal supports them.
> >
> > > > I'm running `mutt' in a console window using TERM=cygwin and have no
> > > > problems with it.  Also `ls --color' works fine.  What exactly means
> > > > "strange display behaviour"?  Are you actually working in a console
> > > > window?
> > > >
> > > > Corinna
> > >
> > > Hello,
> > >
> > >    I'll try to explain better.
> > >
> > >    I'm running W2K with all the latest cygwin stuff, including
> > > openssh2.9p2.  I ssh from cygwin to a linux box.  echo $TERM replies
> > > cygwin.  If I run pine without specifying to turn off colours, extra line
> > > feeds are added at the bottom of the screen, whether I'm in the menu,
> > > message index, or reading messages.  In the index, this means I have to
> > > guess what message the cursor is over before I can open it.  Also, some
> > > lines don't get updated properly a the top and bottom of the screen.
> >
> > Try CTRL-L to update the screen.
> >
> > >
> > >    If I run pine with -color-style=no-colors, all is well.  But it would
> > > be nice not to have to turn off colours.
> > >
> > >             Marc
> > >
> >
> >
> >
>
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