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Escape sequences unprocessed under the "cygwin" terminal
- From: Andrey ``Bass'' Shcheglov <andrewbass at gmail dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Wed, 12 Oct 2016 11:36:27 +0300
- Subject: Escape sequences unprocessed under the "cygwin" terminal
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- Reply-to: andrewbass at gmail dot com
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I have a Java application which uses ANSI escape sequences to display
colours, position the cursor, etc.
It works fine under regular Unices, and also under |xterm| and |mintty|
(in Cygwin//), but I'm having trouble running it under the "|cygwin"|
terminal (i. e. |bash| launched from |cmd.exe|).
As you can see from the screen shot
(https://i.stack.imgur.com/Ohg41.png), escape sequences are output "as
is", without processing. On the other hand, I can easily run smth like
|echo -e '\033[1;31mTest'| -- and colour text will be just there.
At the same time, if I launch exactly the same application from a
Midnight Commander// <https://www.midnight-commander.org/> subshell,
escape sequences produced by the application will be interpreted
Also, if I log in to my Windows box using SSH (i. e. replace the local
connection with the remote one, but retain the same |"cygwin|"
terminal), again, escape sequences are processed just fine.
It looks like when a subshell of some kind is created (|mc| or |ssh|),
the terminal is put into some other mode. But playing with |stty| wasn't
helpful, nor was export'ing |TERM=ansi|.
Could anyone please suggest any solution?
> CYGWIN_NT-6.3 UNIT-725 2.5.1(0.297/5/3) 2016-04-21 22:14 x86_64 Cygwin
and Windows 8.1.
Thank you in advance.
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