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Seqed: Telnet 2.5 incompatibilities

Alex Whittaker - BIU alex at darwin.lif.icnet.uk
Wed Nov 9 09:04:38 EST 1994



>Macs at our site work happily with NCSA 2.5 and
>% setenv TERM ansi
>
>Reason being, that the 'termcap' entry on OSF/1 defines lots of 
>padding and other things, e.g. a 5 milliseconds padding for relative 
>cursor screen movement (cm=5\E[%i%d;%dH). The vt200 features are different
>and will kill the seqed program also. The 'ansi' definition does not have 
>any of these  features but is a 'ansi terminal with pessimistic assumptions' 
>- however, I am not aware of possible ramifications of this setting.


  Many thanks for that response, you were quite correct, and by modifying the
 seqed command to:

  OLDTERM=$TERM; TERM=ansi; seqed %1 %2 %3 %4 %5 %6 %7 %8 %9; TERM=$OLDTERM

  Other problems associated with loosing terminal type are also avoided.


  Regards,

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