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Re: Problems with terminal doesn't display visual elements properly

On 17 March 2011 22:09, Diego Queiroz wrote:
> Hello.
> I need some help.
> My terminal started with a very strange behavior today.
> Many programs are not displaying correctly and I don't know why.
> I uploaded this picture:
> The two windows at the top are displaying the "nano" and "top"
> programs using putty.
> The two windows at the bottom are displaying the same programs using
> cygwin, respectively.
> As you can see, the visual of the applications is different, and that's not all.
> I'm really not able to work with these applications because of this
> problem. Actually, any visual enhancement is not working properly.
> Even grep with --color option isn't working correctly.
> In the image, both programs are connected to the same server thru ssh,
> so IMO the problem is not related with server configuration or any
> tool specific setting.
> The problem also occurs when using cygwin in the local machine.
> I'm almost sure the problem is related with the dos emulator, but I
> don't have an idea whats wrong.
> The problem started when I did the last cygwin update (but I also
> updated many programs in the machine together, so I don't know if
> cygwin caused this).

What's the server? Are you connecting with cygwin ssh (i.e.
/usr/bin/ssh)? What's the TERM setting on the server? It should be
'cygwin'. or, if the server doesn't know that, 'vt100' should do.

You might also want to try mintty (where TERM should be 'xterm').


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