[blfs-support] $TERM in terminal

Andrew Elian a_elian at live.com
Wed Nov 21 11:15:15 PST 2012


Hello,

While using terminal 0.4.8 with vte 0.28.2, I ran into a 'gotcha' 
while trying to set $TERM in terminal's preferences.  It simply 
doesn't work.  It looks like there is a feature/bug type problem:
https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/21007.

There is a neat workaround found at the SuSE forums:
http://forums.opensuse.org/english/get-technical-help-here/how-faq-forums/unreviewed-how-faq/459826-setting-term-xfce-terminal-bug-description-workaround.html.

Which looks like this, placed in ~/.bashrc (or the like)

case $COLORTERM in
  Terminal) export TERM=xterm-256color ;;
esac

ae
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