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AlphaServer 8200 Tru64 5.1B - Terminal Type

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Paul Stanard
Regular Advisor

AlphaServer 8200 Tru64 5.1B - Terminal Type

What terminal type would suit best for remote logins? how do I check to see what i am running? how to change?
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Johan Brusche
Honored Contributor

Re: AlphaServer 8200 Tru64 5.1B - Terminal Type


The terminal type that is known by 99% of the
Unix'es (including Linux and HP-UX) and PC terminal emulators is the VT100.

With the command "infocmp" the Unix system
will tell you what terminal it thinks you
are using. If the TERM environment variable
is empty it will tell you "unknown".

Use (TERM=vt100 ; export TERM) or
(setenv TERM vt100) to set your terminal
environment variable.

Use "ls /usr/lib/terminfo/*/* | more" to see
what terminal types are supported by the Unix
operating system. (man terminfo)

Rgds,
Johan.

_JB_
Paul Stanard
Regular Advisor

Re: AlphaServer 8200 Tru64 5.1B - Terminal Type

Is there a way I can set it that all users use the VT100 when they login in remotely
Johan Brusche
Honored Contributor
Solution

Re: AlphaServer 8200 Tru64 5.1B - Terminal Type


Use "TERM=vt100 ; export TERM" in /etc/profile for sh & ksh
users and in /etc/csh.login use
"setenv TERM=vt100" for users that
have the csh shell as default.

Rgds.
Johan.

_JB_
Paul Stanard
Regular Advisor

Re: AlphaServer 8200 Tru64 5.1B - Terminal Type

just curious which shell do you prefer? and why?
Sanjay Kumar Suri
Honored Contributor

Re: AlphaServer 8200 Tru64 5.1B - Terminal Type

The Bourne Shell has neither the interactive features, nor the complex programming constructs, of the C and Korn shells.

The C Shell syntax resembles that of the C programming language. It has powerful interactive features like command history and file name completion.

The Korn shell is compatible with most Bourne shell features. It has interactive features like C Shell, but executes faster and has extended in-line command editing capability.

sks
A rigid mind is very sure, but often wrong. A flexible mind is generally unsure, but often right.
Michael Schulte zur Sur
Honored Contributor

Re: AlphaServer 8200 Tru64 5.1B - Terminal Type

Hi,

I use vt100 and what the shell is concerned, I use ksh because I like it, but with that question you can easliy start a religious war. ;-)

Michael