Subject: Re: value of TERM
To: <>
From: David Laight <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 12/14/2006 20:36:53
On Thu, Dec 14, 2006 at 03:04:59PM +0100, Bruno Haible wrote:
> Hi,
> 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?

Because you need a value that other systems will support when you use
rlogin (etc) to access another system and have the value of TERM
passed across to the other system.


David Laight: