Subject: Re: getting meta to work in wscons
To: None <M.Drochner@fz-juelich.de>
From: Perry E. Metzger <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 09/04/1999 10:36:24
Matthias Drochner <email@example.com> writes:
> Just tried:
> in wscons: setenv TERM xterm -> works
> in xterm: setenv TERM vt220 -> doesn't work
The problem turns out to be that there is no :km: entry in the vt220
termcap entry. There IS one in xterm or in pcvt25.
Adding :km: to vt220 would be totally wrong, of course, because a real
vt220 has no meta keys. We should instead have a brand new termcap
entry for wscons vt220 emulation.
Would you like to do it, or should I? It would be better if you did
(modeling it on the pcvt entries) because I don't really know the
insides of wscons and you (apparently) do...