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Re: Colors mess up terminal

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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