Re: [hackers] [st] Patch to workaround missing st terminfo on remote SSH.

From: Snobb <>
Date: Fri, 14 Aug 2015 21:20:41 +0100

Hi Christoph,

Thanks for the response.
Both points from you and k0ga are valid and you're right the patch does assume that xterm is no more on the system, which I believe was the idea behind creating the st in the first place, wasn't it? ;)
After converting from xterm to st, I never had to look back. I like xterm a lot but it seems the st is mature enough to replace it fully.
I will update the website with the notes from you and with reverence to k0ga's alternative solution when I have a moment.

Thanks again,

On 12/08/15 07:07pm, Christoph Lohmann wrote:
> Greetings.
> On Wed, 12 Aug 2015 19:07:15 +0200 Snobb <> wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > This is minor config that allows hassle free ssh work, when uploading the .terminfo on every one of them isn't an option. It uses st/st-256color when available and automatically falls back to xterm if not.
> >
> > This perhaps does not belong in the main st code, but rather in the patches section of site.
> Thanks for sending in the patch.
> It looks like you are redefining the value of »term« and »xterm‐256col‐
> or« on systems that have installed. This will create incompati‐
> bilities for such systems when xterm is used. »xterm« and »st« are not
> completely compatible, otherwise there would be no need for this sepa‐
> rate terminfo entry.
> Please add the patch to the website describing this implication for peo‐
> ple using st for remote sites. [0]
> Sincerely,
> Christoph Lohmann
> [0]
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