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Re: misc/10127 (port i386 /etc/ttys says vt220 instead of wsvt25)

The following reply was made to PR misc/10127; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: "Perry E. Metzger" <>
To: David Holland <>
Subject: Re: misc/10127 (port i386 /etc/ttys says vt220 instead of wsvt25)
Date: Wed, 14 May 2008 12:47:51 -0400

 David Holland <> writes:
 >  > Emulating a color xterm would, of course, be ideal, since then the
 >  > "log in to remote machine" problem etc. all go away and you get all
 >  > the features you want on the local box. If you can make that happen...
 > Well, I don't know about that. I don't think I'm the only one who
 > finds applications using tty colors to be irredeemably ugly. (Why
 > hasn't anyone defined a way to get real color?)
 If it emulates xterm-color, you can just set the TERM to xterm and get
 no color, thus making you happy.
 > Although mucking with $TERM isn't really the right way to shut off
 > unwanted colors; there should probably be a wscons setting for that.
 > It would also be nice if "wsvt25" were documented somewhere. It
 > doesn't seem to appear in any man page. (A comment in /etc/ttys would
 > be a good start. I'd commit one, but I'm not exactly sure what it
 > ought to say.)
 Commit one. Just have it say "set these to wsvt25 if you want to get
 all the console bells and whistles" or some such. It will mean that we
 at least get something out of this whole PR.
 Perry E. Metzger     

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