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SubjectRe: [PATCH] bsd-style cursor
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Lennert Buytenhek wrote:
> On Wed, 13 Dec 2000, James Simmons wrote:
> > How about placing
> > echo '\033[?17;120c'
> > In one of your startup scripts. This will give you this nice BSD
> > cursor you like.
>
> [ buytenh@mara buytenh]$ tail -1 ~/.bash_profile
> echo -e -n '\033[?17;127c'
> [buytenh@mara buytenh]$
>
> This has Issues though: try entering vi for example.

My /etc/inittab has lines that look like this:

1:2345:respawn:/sbin/getty 38400 tty1 -I '^[c^[[?17;55;248c'

This gives me a nice red non-blinking cursor. No problems with vi
whatsoever. Of course, this only works on the console, but for my
terminal windows, I can set these values in resource or configuration
files. So, all of this is a user-space problem. No need to complicate
the kernel code.


Markus

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