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bug #64497: screen info describes erroneous shell command (set term=mytermtype)

Submitter:  Sebastian Carlos <sebastiancarlos>
Submitted:  Mon 31 Jul 2023 04:18:57 PM UTC
Category:  Documentation Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  * 5 - Normal Status:  None
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Open/Closed:  Open Release:  None
Fixed Release:  None Planned Release:  None
Work Required:  None
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Tue 01 Aug 2023 08:41:58 AM UTC, comment #1: 

I also noticed the same in node "10.1.3 Setting up your prompt for shell titles":

> set prompt='^[[0000m^[k^[\% '
> set prompt="%{\ek\e\\%}\% "

Sebastian Carlos <sebastiancarlos>
Mon 31 Jul 2023 04:18:57 PM UTC, original submission:  


The issue is in node "2 Getting Started", which says:

> Before you begin to use `screen' you'll need to make sure you have
> correctly selected your terminal type, just as you would for any other
> termcap/terminfo program.  (You can do this by using `tset', `qterm',
> or just `set term=mytermtype', for example.)

If this is referring to the value usually found in $TERM, then maybe "set term=mytermtype" should be replaced with "export TERM=mytermtype"

Or maybe this is a typographical issue, and the expected text was "or just set `TERM=mytermtype'".


Sebastian Carlos <sebastiancarlos>


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