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Re: changing console cursor

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

> On Wed, Aug 01, 2001 at 03:15:28PM +0200, Leonard Stiles wrote:
> > 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.
> that's a nice idea, however it doesn't help with vim and maybe some
> other buddies.  i also like to use screen, which is one of those
> programs that interferes with cursor changes.  but thus it also might
> provide me with some solution.  thanks anyway, i didn't know that a
> variable of that kind exists

Sorry, I misunderstood your question; I thought you were looking for a
way to keep the red cursor *after* you leave vim etc.  Possibly mutt,
vim and co. can each be configured to use a particular style of


Leonard Stiles <ljs@uk2.net>

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