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Re: Screen crippled by applications using alternative screen

On Thu, May 01, 2014 at 06:10:25PM -0400, Larry Hall (Cygwin) wrote:
>On 05/01/2014 06:13 AM, Maximus5 wrote:
>> Christopher Faylor <cgf-use-the-mailinglist-please <at>> writes:
>>> I don't see the behavior that you are specifying but I doubt that what
>>> you are seeing has anything to do with the gobbledegook on the above
>>> page.  If you do want "Cygwin" to send ANSI escape sequences then you'll
>>> need to make sure that you're using a package which knows how to send
>>> them, i.e., an ncurses-using package, and that the TERM environment
>>> variable is set appropriately.
>> Hi, about gobbledegook
>> Looking into imports of cygwin's shot.exe I can see "cygncursesw-10.dll".
>> Does that mean it is "using a package which knows how to send them"?
>> Checking for environment
>> $ set | grep TERM
>> TERM=xterm
>> Ok?
>> But sh.exe is using Windows console API instead of writing ANSI to stdout.
>> What is wrong?
>If you're using the Windows console (cmd.exe, Console2, ConEmu, etc.), then
>you're not going to get complete ANSI code support regardless of what you
>set your TERM environment variable to.  If you're saying that you're using
>mintty or xterm and having problems, then you need to provide a clear recipe
>to reproduce the problem so that someone here can try to reproduce it.  For
>more details on what's needed, please see the problem reporting guidelines
>found at the link below:

I think I understand now.  The request if for Cygwin to "do nothing"
when it sees escape sequences since, apparently, ConEmu will handle
escape sequences on its own.  This is not a bug in Cygwin but, a request
for different functionality.  And, on rereading, the web page, I see
that I just wasn't getting what was being requested.  That was because I
was thinking about this from the point of view of someone reporting this
as an apparent long-standing bug in Cygwin when it was nothing of the

Anyway, gobbledegook label withdrawn.  Sorry.


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