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

From: Christoph Lohmann <>
Date: Wed, 12 Aug 2015 19:07:15 +0200


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]


Christoph Lohmann

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