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Re: Tabstop width not reset by reset command, or hardcoded to wrong widt

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: Tabstop width not reset by reset command, or hardcoded to wrong width
Date: Wed, 29 May 2019 05:19:06 -0400
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.23 (2014-03-12)

On Tue, May 28, 2019 at 11:41:37AM +0200, Vincent Huisman wrote:
> On 28-05-2019 01:04, Thomas Dickey wrote:
> >By the way, discussing a specific terminal description and a specific
> >terminal (emulator or not) would be more constructive.
> I'm trying to, but it feels like you keep missing a part of my messages. I'm
> talking about SecureCRT, which gives me TERM=linux with my connection
> settings, and about konsole with TERM=xterm-256color.
> Actual behaviour on a new, fresh, clean terminal:
> $ tabs 2 > accidental_binary_file; echo -e "\ta"
>         a
> $ cat accidental_binary_file; echo -e "\ta"
>   a
> $ reset; echo -e "\ta"
>   a

Here's a test-script which shows the expected behavior.
It shows
        + tab-stops after reset
        + tab-stops after "tabs -4"
        + does a reset
        + shows that the tab-stops are set back to 8.

If SecureCRT doesn't do that, you might want to report it as a bug to
its developer.

I don't see the bug you're talking about with Linux console.

I see that konsole has a bug there, but having seen recent comments
that it doesn't get other stuff right, you might have more trouble
getting it fixed.

If I were to make _any_ change in ncurses to accommodate konsole,
it would be in _its_ terminal descriptions, not for "linux" or

Start with these (extracted from "toe -sa"):

*-*---: konsole         KDE console window
*-*---: konsole+pcfkeys konsole subset of xterm+pcfkeys
*-*---: konsole-16color klone of xterm-16color
*-*---: konsole-256color        KDE console window with xterm 256-colors
*-*---: konsole-base    KDE console window
*-----: konsole-direct  konsole with direct-color indexing
*-*---: konsole-linux   KDE console window with linux keyboard
*-*---: konsole-solaris KDE console window with Solaris keyboard
*-*---: konsole-vt100   KDE console window with vt100 (sic) keyboard
*-*---: konsole-vt420pc KDE console window with vt420 pc keyboard
*-*---: konsole-xf3x    KDE console window with keyboard for XFree86 3.x xterm
*-*---: konsole-xf4x    KDE console window with keyboard for XFree86 4.x xterm
*-*---: screen-bce.konsole      screen optimized for KDE console window
*-*---: screen.konsole  screen in KDE console window
*-----: screen.konsole-256color GNU Screen with konsole using 256 colors

Probably SecureCRT should have a corresponding set, but to date no one's
found it important enough to do this.

Thomas E. Dickey <address@hidden>

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