On Fri, Feb 11, 2000 at 02:28:27PM +0000, Michael Conry wrote:
> What is the significance/use of the TERM environment variable. If i leave
> it as linux, then I get problems telnetting into a SGI Irix sys (says
> linux unknown). If i set it to vt100, this difficulty disappears (are
> there any other implications).
I had the same problem telnetting into a DEC Alpha. I get around it by
creating a file called .telnetrc in ~ containing the following:
environ define TERM vt220
This saves me typing the "environ" line every time i start telnet with the intention of logging in to alf2. Groovy. man telnet explains all this I think.
Matthew Sammon |
Yr3 CompSci TCD |
sammonm at tcd.ie |
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