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

From: Martin Karlsson
Subject: Re: emacs -nw, xterm and 256 colors [solved]
Date: Fri, 30 Mar 2007 23:24:35 +0200
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Ilya Zakharevich <address@hidden> writes:

> [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.

I'm not surprised, and that's why I began my post, from which you quote,
by saying: "First off, most of the following explanation is me guessing,
not hard facts." Apparently my guessing was way off.

> 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,

It does. Thanks for the explanation. :)

Martin Karlsson

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