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Re: Colors mess up terminal

On Thu, Aug 23, 2001 at 10:44:34AM -0400, 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?
> >> 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.
> >
> > 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.
>    If I run pine with -color-style=no-colors, all is well.  But it would
> be nice not to have to turn off colours.

Upload the termcap and terminfo entries from your Cygwin system
to your Linux box and try again. Perhaps the cygwin terminal
entries aren't the latest version.


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
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Red Hat, Inc.

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