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Re: Colors through Putty

From: Paulo J. Matos
Subject: Re: Colors through Putty
Date: Thu, 17 Dec 2009 09:18:17 +0000

On Tue, Dec 15, 2009 at 3:28 PM, Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> wrote:
>> From: "Paulo J. Matos" <address@hidden>
>> Date: Tue, 15 Dec 2009 14:12:33 +0000
>> I have to access emacs from a Windows ssh shell (chose Putty) and the
>> terminal shows absolutely no colors.
> It works for me.
> What do you have as the value of $TERM variable when you login via
> PuTTY?  It might be set to something that dupes Emacs into thinking
> it's a terminal that doesn't support colors.

It says xterm.

> Also, make sure the options on the "Colours" tab in the PuTTY
> configuration for your session are set up correctly, as to not disable
> colors.
>> Is there a way to configure emacs to be coloured through Putty?
> If your PuTTY session is set up correctly, and if $TERM says something
> sensible, the color support should happen automatically.  You don't
> need to tell Emacs anything.

Not only emacs doesn't show any colours but even though I can see
colours in the terminal when doing ls or so, if the lines is too long
it start eating the lines above and everything gets very messy.

Paulo Jorge Matos - pocmatos at

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