Terminal Standard

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at debian.org
Wed Mar 19 01:37:34 PDT 2008

On Wed, Mar 19, 2008 at 08:04:52AM +0000, Hans de Goede wrote:
> Vincent Untz wrote:
> > Le mardi 18 mars 2008, à 23:10 +0100, Thomas de Grenier de Latour a écrit :
> >> 2.5 years later, it seems that Gentoo has not implemented this proposal,
> >> since my Gnome-Terminal still exports TERM=xterm (and still hangs on a
> >> fair number of xtermcontrol commands).  Still, it's worth reading imho.
> > 
> > Then gnome-terminal should be fixed :-) Do you have any details, so bugs
> > can be filed?
> > 
> Exactly, having each terminal set its own TERM is a maintenance nightmare, I 
> can vouch that all the keys including ctrl+alt+shift cursor keys now send the 
> same ESC-sequences in xterm as they do in gnome-terminal and in konsole. They 
> do that as I've been filing bugs against them with patches attached, for all 
> the cases where they send different ESC-sequences as the original xterm.

There are terminfo files for quite some terminals (including xfce Terminal,
for example). But until there are supported on every system, it's quite

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