Couldn't we enable 256 colors by default on TERM?

Matthew Garrett mjg59 at
Tue Jun 26 01:57:34 UTC 2012

On Mon, Jun 25, 2012 at 08:47:16PM -0500, Chris Adams wrote:

> Trying to do this in profile scripts assumes that you only run local
> terminals that come from Fedora and that have been tested.  For example,
> if you SSH to a Fedora box from an old xterm that doesn't do 256 colors,
> what happens if profile automagically turns xterm into xterm-256color?

The proposal actually handles that by parsing the output of the who 
command, but I'm not sure I'm morally in favour of that.

Matthew Garrett | mjg59 at

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