Subject: value of TERM
To: None <>
From: Bruno Haible <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 12/14/2006 15:04:59

After a login on the NetBSD console, the TERM environment variable is set
to "vt100". This yields a bad user experience: The keyboard's PgUp/PgDn
keys don't work. Color display doesn't work. When I set TERM to "wsvt25",
these keys work and colors work.

Why isn't TERM set to the optimal value by default?