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

Matthew Garrett mjg59 at
Tue Jun 26 14:57:49 UTC 2012

On Tue, Jun 26, 2012 at 10:20:56AM -0400, John Ellson wrote:
> On 06/26/2012 06:54 AM, Pádraig Brady wrote:
> >.
> >
> >The main caveat with per terminal settings is that
> >it might be desired to provide config options per terminal.
> >Though I suppose users can always override TERM in their
> >startup files in the unlikely case they need to change
> >back to 'xterm' for example.
> >
> "Unlikely"  Pffft!!    What else do you resort to every time
> gnome-terminal won't start because dbus has crashed?

Unclear what that has to do with the contents of your TERM variable.

Matthew Garrett | mjg59 at

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