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Re: Detecting if a terminal can do reverse video

From: Avery Pennarun
Subject: Re: Detecting if a terminal can do reverse video
Date: Thu, 16 Nov 2006 10:55:00 -0500

On 11/16/06, Dan Nelson <address@hidden> wrote:
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".

I might suggest that as well.  Highlighting options with *only*
reverse video can be confusing in the case where there are exactly two
options (eg. Yes and No) - you don't know which one is supposedly

Alternatively, you could just assume that all terminals support
reverse video nowadays.  It should be unbelievably, stunningly rare to
find one that doesn't.

Have fun,


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