Enable clear screen functionality for cygwin

DFresh4130
2013-03-13
2013-06-12
  • DFresh4130
    DFresh4130
    2013-03-13

    When using the app with cygwin bash.exe, I find I'm unable to use the screen app on linux servers.  After I enter the screen command I get "Clear screen capability required".  Are there any settings I'm missing or would this be a feature request?  Thanks

     
  • Hi,

    I don't think it has anything to do with Console… After yo SSH into your server, check the TERM env. variable. It should be set to something sensible, like linux, or VT100

    • Marko
     
  • DFresh4130
    DFresh4130
    2013-03-13

    Yea, you're right.  It's set to dumb instead of xterm.  Is there a config in the console app I should set or is this something I should just define in .profile?

     
  • You should put it in the .profile. Console is just a front end for Windows console windows. It's not a terminal emulator.

    Cheers,

    Marko