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Clearing with A_BOLD

From: Frank Heckenbach
Subject: Clearing with A_BOLD
Date: Wed, 8 Nov 2000 16:08:36 +0100

Some years ago, I reported the problem that clearing ignores the
A_BOLD attribute which causes a wrong cursor color (e.g. brown
instead of yellow) when the cursor is over the spaces on a PC text
console (e.g. Linux).

Thomas Dickey told me that this is because some terminal types can't
clear with bold, and Alexander Lukyanov suggested turning off bce
attribute in terminfo.

Since I don't want to have to patch terminfo on each system I run my
program on to get the right cursor color, I now use the following
code. It's certainly a kludge, but it seems to work. Is there any
better way to do it?

  if (strncmp (termname (), "linux", 5) == 0)
    back_color_erase = 0;


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