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Re: TERM and shell mode

From: Samuel Wales
Subject: Re: TERM and shell mode
Date: Wed, 8 Mar 2023 17:53:21 -0700

that var does not exist in my emacs version, so i did not set it.  i
guess i should let sleeping dogs lie until new versions.

i want shell mode's features, not a terminal.  shell mode works with
ansi colors.  i find emacs term to be buggy.

yes, i should try vterm at some point.  and coterm.

i have no settings of xterm in shell or elisp.

On 3/3/23, Eli Zaretskii <> wrote:
>> 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
> problems.

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