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Re: emacs -nw, xterm and 256 colors [solved]

From: Ilya Zakharevich
Subject: Re: emacs -nw, xterm and 256 colors [solved]
Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2007 21:53:15 +0000 (UTC)
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[A complimentary Cc of this posting was sent to
Martin Karlsson 
<address@hidden>], who wrote in article <address@hidden>:
> In other words, when i set my TERM to xterm-256color, xterm happily
> obliges since it looks in terminfo. That only gives the actual xterm
> access to all those nice colours though.

Something is very wrong in your understanding.  xterm has no idea what
is the value of TERM in your application.  Moreover, it does not
"take" any access to colors; it PROVIDES these colors to applications
which request them.

Hope this helps,

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