[CentOS] Gnu Screen - terminal issues

Dr. Ed Morbius dredmorbius at gmail.com
Thu Mar 3 22:19:29 UTC 2011

on 16:07 Thu 03 Mar, Les Mikesell (lesmikesell at gmail.com) wrote:
> On 3/3/2011 3:34 PM, Dr. Ed Morbius wrote:
> > on 13:36 Thu 03 Mar, Sean Carolan (scarolan at gmail.com) wrote:
> >> I really like gnu screen and use it everyday but there's one thing
> >> that is a bit inconvenient, and that's the odd line wrapping and
> >> terminal size issues that seem to pop up.  The problem crops up when I
> >> type or paste a really long command, and then go back and try to edit
> >> it; the text starts to wrap over itself and you have no idea what you
> >> are editing.  Any fixes for this?
> >
> > Is your local terminal type known to all remote systems (in termcap)?
> >
> > I find I have to re-map $TERM to some low-common standard (e.g.: xterm)
> > on many systems.  Legacy Unix vendors being the most eggregious for
> > this.
> I tried to forget the incompatibilities in different old terminal types 
> after about everything settled on xterm compatibility.  Instead of 
> running screen, can you run a desktop session under freenx on a server 
> somewhere and run everything in terminal windows there (even ssh 
> sessions that go elsewhere)?  

No xlibs on our servers.

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