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Re: Colors mess up terminal
- To: Neil Zanella <nzanella at cs dot mun dot ca>
- Subject: Re: Colors mess up terminal
- From: Marc Fortier <mfortier at site dot uottawa dot ca>
- Date: Thu, 23 Aug 2001 12:42:18 -0400 (edt)
- cc: Cygwin Mailing List <cygwin at sources dot redhat dot com>
I'll RTFM on tput. CTRL-L refreshes the screen, but as soon as something
changes, it's screwed up again.
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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