[Techtalk] connecting a dumb terminal

Conor Daly conor.daly at oceanfree.net
Sun Aug 25 10:56:57 EST 2002

On Thu, Aug 08, 2002 at 06:29:25PM -0400 or so it is rumoured hereabouts, 
Katie Bechtold thought:
> The only thing that's less than perfect about it is that the
> terminal screen is printing some characters around text that would
> normally (on my PC's Gnome terminals) appear in color.  But I assume
> I'll be able to figure out how to fix that.

That would be the machine assuming your terminal is a colour term.  The
characters are the escape codes used to make the terminal switch colours.  
I have a suspicion that gets fixed by setting $TERM to an appropriate value
(maybe even "VT52"!).  Alternatively, (on RH7.2) 'ls' is an alias for 'ls
-F --color'.  You could re-alias that to '/bin/ls -F' to dispense with the
colour stuff.

Conor Daly <conor.daly at oceanfree.net>

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