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Problems with terminal -tn setting TERM variable
- From: "Matt Wozniski" <mjw at drexel dot edu>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Sat, 28 Oct 2006 22:03:37 -0400
- Subject: Problems with terminal -tn setting TERM variable
I'm sorry if there's an easy solution that I haven't found yet, but
I'm wondering if anyone else is experiencing the same problem with
Cygwin/X's xterm as I am. xterm -tn doesn't seem to properly set up
the TERM variable.
xterm -tn xterm-16color -e bash -c 'echo TERM=$TERM; read x'
pops up a Cygwin/X xterm window containing
rxvt -tn xterm-16color -e bash -c 'echo TERM=$TERM; read x'
pops up a Cygwin/X rxvt window containing
Can anyone else confirm this behavior, or offer a suggestion on how to
deal with this behavior? I want to use xterm, since I couldn't get
the same level of unicode support in rxvt cygwin native, rxvt cygwin x
unicode, or rxvt cygwin. I also don't want to explicitly set TERM in
one of my dot files, since I use the same ones on many computers.
Thanks in advance for any help!
PS - I'd attach the output of 'cyginfo -s -v -r', but I don't have
access to the computer running cygwin at the moment; I'm hoping to
have a fix or work-around by the next time I need to use that work
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