Multi-term in Emacs under Cygwin doesn't correctly identify terminal type?

Duncan Bayne
Fri Jun 3 03:48:00 GMT 2011

Hi All,

I've installed Cygwin on Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit. After a rebaseall,
Cygwin works nicely. However, I use multi-term in my default Emacs
setup, and multi-term doesn't seem to like Cygwin at all.

It looks as though multi-term isn't correctly identifying the terminal
type. It's writing what I think are control characters visibly in the
buffer, and simple things like clear and linefeeds don't work.

Here's what it looks like at startup:

Could someone please suggest a way of getting this working? I'm very
used to having multiple terminals available in Emacs on Linux, & would
hate to lose this functionality under Cygwin.

P.S. I've also asked this question over on SuperUser, & there's an
as-yet-unclaimed +50 bounty on it.  See:

Duncan Bayne
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