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Re: [PATCH] User definable terminfo support

From: Marco Gerards
Subject: Re: [PATCH] User definable terminfo support
Date: Mon, 02 Jan 2006 22:43:25 +0100
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Omniflux <address@hidden> writes:

> Marco Gerards wrote:
>> What I had in mind is:
>> TERM=vt100, or whatever can be used to select the terminal.  People
>> are used to this from the UNIX commandline.  Besides that, we prefer
>> having variables in GRUB instead of commands.
>> I was wondering if it would be easier to set terminfo descriptions
>> using variables as well.  For example:
>> set vt100='cub=\E[%p1%dD, cub1=^H, cud=\E[%p1%dB, cud1=^J'
>> (I just used some random stuff, but I assume you get the idea)
>> After that:
>> set TERM=vt100
>> That will read and parse the vt100 variable.  We can add several
>> pre-defined variables.
>> Hopefully my explanation makes sense.
> This makes sense. I do not like allowing TERM to be set to just any
> variable name (set TERM=PROMPT), but as this is really in the users
> configuration space, I suppose we can place the requirement on the
> user to issue sane assignments, and if they do not, it is their own
> fault, provided I document it well.


> I will make your suggested changes and submit another patch to the
> list as soon as I have time again.

Great!  I am looking forwards to it!


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