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Re: vi as a text editor

On Wed, Nov 20, 2002 at 07:37:57PM -0500, Nori Heikkinen wrote:
| on Wed, 20 Nov 2002 06:25:57PM -0500, Derrick 'dman' Hudson insinuated:

| > The problem with using TERM=xterm on Solaris is that all you get is
| > bold and underlines for "highlighting" because programs will think
| > your terminal doesn't have any color support on it.
| right, that's exactly my problem.  so you too are saying it should be
| dtterm?  or xtermc?  nothing i export my TERM to seems to make any
| difference at all.

You need to find out which terminal type is recorded as supporting
color in the system's termcap/terminfo database.  On the Solaris 8
systems at school I discovered that 'dtterm' fit that description.
Apart from searching through the database to find one, or hoping you
stumble across it by accident, the only other option is for the sys
admin to add the proper entry to the termcap.  The entry can be
obtained from any other UNIX system (eg debian).


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    When the customer has beaten upon you long enough, give him
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