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Re: Coming to closure on ae...

On Tue, 5 May 1998, Martin Schulze wrote:

> On Tue, May 05, 1998 at 04:48:28PM +0300, Carlos Barros wrote:
> > On Wed, 6 May 1998, Anand Kumria wrote:
> >   > > There doesn't seem to be a "reliable" method for determining whether or
> >   > > not you are in an xterm. Any method so far suggested has "natural" 
> >   > > configuration situations that break the method.
> >   > 
> >   >   How about just checking for the existance of the DISPLAY variable?
> >   > 
> > 
> > What about trying to connext to X server, and if an error, do it in
> > terminal mode.
> Which would result in opening X connections when working on the
> console.  No, that's not funny, this already happened with urlview
> here, not funny to wait for your browser/editor while it runs somewhere
> on X.
That would be my expectation as well.

As it turns out, thanks to some excellent help from Jim Mintha, I can now
build an ae.rc file that works both in the console and in the xterm. I
still have some details to work out, but the solution is complete at this

I want to thank everyone who contributed ideas. You were all a great help
to someone out in the middle of nowhere. Much appreciated.


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