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Re: changing console cursor

Juha Erkkila <erkkila@st.jyu.fi> writes:

> i'm looking for a way i can get rid of the blinking underline cursor
> on console screen.  i'm wishing to have something like a red
> non-blinking block, something that can be achieved with:
> 	echo -e '\033[?17;7;64c'
> the problem is that programs like mutt and vim are happy to reset the
> cursor back to the usual blinking one.  can the cursor somehow be
> permanently set to some other shape?  or rather, is it easy?

If you are using bash, you can put the above echo command in the shell
variable PROMPT_COMMAND, causing it to be run immediately before the
shell prints a prompt.


Leonard Stiles <ljs@uk2.net>

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