Re: mutt on a Commodore terminal program (Re: CBM720 heads up)

From: Marko Mäkelä <>
Date: Mon, 5 Jan 2015 09:41:23 +0200
Message-ID: <20150105074123.GA1374@x60s>
On Sun, Jan 04, 2015 at 01:09:48PM -0500, william degnan wrote:
>I agree.  mutt is really only useful in a modern terminal or VT100, not 
>something like a CBM 256-80.  Use mailx.

One thing that was not mentioned yet is the termcap or terminfo. mutt 
seems to be using ncurses, which in turn should support anything that 
termcap or terminfo supports. On my system, ncurses seems to use 
terminfo. Setting TERM=vt220 before invoking mutt looks different (black 
and white).

I wonder if anyone developed a terminfo entry that would work with the 
advanced editor features of the C128 or 264 series machines. (Sorry, I 
had the CBM 720 for such a short time that I do not remember how 
advanced its editor was).

But, at the same time I guess that the Commodore control codes are doing 
their best to be incompatible with the rest of the word. It starts from 
the <home> and <cursor down> control codes that everyone else interprets 


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