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Re: TERM and shell mode

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: TERM and shell mode
Date: Fri, 03 Mar 2023 09:21:04 +0200

> From: Samuel Wales <>
> Date: Thu, 2 Mar 2023 17:18:29 -0700
> emacs -Q says dumb for TERM for shell mode.  one issue with this i
> have a note saying is that colored output can silently corrupt cmd |
> grep if TERM=dumb.  or similr.  idr the details.  but i recall the
> problem and debugged it to the TERM variable.
> termprarily setting term to xterm fixed that problem but i have no
> idea where it is being set permanntly.

Did you try to change the value of comint-terminfo-terminal?

Also, if you want to run programs that need colors or other features
of a terminal emulator, I think you should use "M-x ansi-term" instead
of "M-x shell", or at least try that to see if it solves your

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