Bad XTerm Vim coloring

Thomas Dickey
Tue Nov 25 14:05:00 GMT 2008

On Tue, 25 Nov 2008, Nick Deubert wrote:

> On Mon, Nov 24, 2008 at 6:44 PM, Thomas Dickey <> wrote:
>> Rereading your email, I also tried with .vimrc having
>> just
>> set syntax=on
>> set background=dark
>> but aside from seeing that the syntax coloring went away, didn't see
>> any change in the result - no "+r" in the script output.
> "set syntax=on" should be "syntax on" which is probably why you saw no
> syntax highlighting. The "set syntax=" just sets the file type. Is
> there anything else you want me to try? Build xterm from source maybe
> with different configure options? Thanks for your help Thomas.

well, building xterm without the tcap-query option should immediately
solve the problem...

I don't know if vim has been using this feature of xterm with cygwin -
it may be that there's some unexpected time-delay or buffer-problem.

Thomas E. Dickey

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