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Re: terminfo, cygwin troubles

Le Wang wrote:
> I'm having some trouble with the $TERMINFO variable. 
> I've set the variable according to 'man terminfo'. 
> But zsh doesn't seem to check my $TERMINFO for the
> required descriptors.  Am I missing something?  I know
> that it's set correctly since 'man' works correctly
> when $TERMINFO is set, but fails when it's not set.

You will need to restart the shell after setting TERMINFO, since the
shell only examines it when starting up --- thereafter, it recognises
changes to the terminal type, but not to the location of the terminal
database.  Test that this works by starting a subshell after setting the
variable.  If it does work, you could set it in the Windows `environment
variables' dialogue which on XP at least is in the `Advanced' tab of the
system properties.  (I haven't actually tried this.)

Peter Stephenson <pws@xxxxxxx>                  Software Engineer
CSR Ltd., Science Park, Milton Road,
Cambridge, CB4 0WH, UK                          Tel: +44 (0)1223 692070

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