Subject: Re: xterm v. xterm-old
To:, M L Riechers <>
From: Geoff Wing <>
List: current-users
Date: 02/08/2001 07:40:24
[Cc'd: to Thomas E. Dickey (xterm maintainer)]

gabriel rosenkoetter wrote about Re: xterm v. xterm-old:
:On Wed, Feb 07, 2001 at 07:02:37AM +0000, Geoff Wing wrote:
:> You have v133 xterm.  It has colour support.  Try:
:> % printf '\e[m\e[1m\e[33m\e[44mHello\e[K\e[m\n'
:That's a solid highlight line, with TERM set to xterm and to
:Is the fact that I have:
:XTerm*Background: grey20
:XTerm*Foreground: grey80
:... in my .Xdefaults at all relevent?

Ah, yes, seems to be.  Now I get the reverse line with v149 and
uncoloured line with v88b (from XFree86

Thomas, what's the status here?  Setting the Foreground via resource
causes problems with SGR colour setting though it works OK just using -fg.
Is this expected/deliberate behaviour?  And reproducible for you?
I haven't tried v150 but didn't see anything in the log to indicate it
being altered/fixed.

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