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Re: Detecting if a terminal can do reverse video

From: Dan Nelson
Subject: Re: Detecting if a terminal can do reverse video
Date: Thu, 16 Nov 2006 09:49:12 -0600
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

In the last episode (Nov 16), Mike Aubury said:
> Or more to the point - that it can't!
> Is there any easy way to detect this ? 
> Background..
> I need to add some emphasis to the "current" menu option which I'm
> doing by making it in REVERSE video, but some terminals can't do
> reverse, so I'm supposed to put "[" and "]" around the option. I've
> got the code working with an environment variable, but it'd be nice
> if I could just detect it...

The belt-and-suspenders way would be to do both :)  That way it works
even in odd cases like "start a screen session with a reverse-capable
terminal, detach, reattach with a noreverse terminal".

        Dan Nelson

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