Hi David, >I don't yet have a 'commodore' terminfo entry on my ubuntu system, but >I did find it in Debian. It uses terminfo tags I'm not good enough to >fully understand, good find! On my Debian system, it is part of the ncurses-term package according to the following command: dpkg -S /usr/share/terminfo/c/commodore >Does the entry work well when you set the TERM variable to b-128? I tried the following: TERM=b-128 mutt|tee /tmp/commodore.bin and I hit q on the terminal after the output ceased. I repeated the same with TERM=commodore. Obviously, I got some garbage on the xfce4-terminal screen. But the contents of the output file does not seem correct either: 1. It is not mapping ASCII lower case to ASCII upper case (nor ASCII upper case to PETSCII upper case). Ok, this is solvable by stty olcuc except that the characters would only be translated on the terminal, not in the file that was output by tee(1). 2. There are some weird-looking control codes: ESC ctrl-f followed by a string of NULs (I guess it is for avoiding losing valuable characters when the terminal cannot keep up with the control code execution), and then "ESC ctrl-k 23, 0," apparently for positioning the cursor to the bottom line. Then again some NULs and another "ESC ctrl-k 23, 0,", some NULs, CR, ESC ctrl-f, NULs, and 24 LF (which is ignored by the B-128; I tested with ?"a";chr$(10);"b"). It looks like CR is expected to move the cursor to the start of the line like on "normal" terminals, because some status lines are being separated by CR characters. Finally, there is "ESC ctrl-k 23,25," followed by a string of NULs, and then "ESC ctrl-e" followed by the top line (y:Exit c:Chdir m:Mask ...) and the screen contents. When I hit some wrong key, I got a response "Key is not bound. Press '?' for help." followed by a string of ctrl-p and ctrl-f (which should be ignored by the Commodore screen editor), and finally ctrl-m. So, for all intents and purposes, this terminfo entry seems useless. I was curious when it was contributed. The source http://invisible-island.net/ncurses/terminfo.src.html is linked from the ncurses home page http://invisible-island.net/ncurses/ncurses.html The source file contains the following entry: # Commodore B-128 microcomputer from Doug Tyrol <det@HEL-ACE.ARPA> # I'm trying to write a termcap for a commodore b-128, and I'm # having a little trouble. I've had to map most of my control characters # to something that unix will accept (my delete-char is a ctrl-t, etc), # and create some functions (like cm), but thats life. # The problem is with the arrow keys - right, and up work fine, # but # left deletes the previous character and down I just can't figure out. # Jove knows what I want, but I don't know what it's sending to me (it # isn't thats bound to next-line in jove). # Anybody got any ideas? Here's my termcap. # DAG -- I changed his "^n" entries to "\n"; see if that works. # commodore|b-128|Commodore B-128 micro, am, bw, OTdN#20, cols#80, lines#24, pb#150, OTbc=^H, OTnl=^M, clear=\E\006$<10/>, cr=^M, cud1=^J, cuf1=^F, cup=\E\013%p1%2d\,%p2%2d\,$<20/>, cuu1=^P, dch1=\177$<10*/>, dl1=\Ed$<10*/>, el=\Eq$<10/>, home=\E^E, ht=\011$<5/>, ich1=\E\n$<5/>, il1=\Ei$<10/>, kcub1=^B, kcud1=^J, kcuf1=^F, kcuu1=^P, khome=\E^E, rmir=, smir=, If the ARPANET was decommissioned in 1990, this entry should not be newer than that. The comment is quite clear. I guess that this kind of "contributions" would not be accepted to terminfo nowadays. :) Marko Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing listReceived on 2015-01-06 22:00:04
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