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You're about to get Thomas Dickey overheated. Ignore the samizdat that has been circulating for years about VT10x terminals. Much of it is wrong. The DEC VT100, VT101, and VT102 implemented a very specific set of functions, which one can learn from reading their doco. That is not what people who go incorrectly bandying around the terms vt100 and vt102 ...


Usually TERM is passed from your local environment, unchanged, to the remote environment. If you set TERM on the local side when invoking ssh, that will do what is needed. For instance, if the remote end has the terminal description for rxvt (but not rxvt-unicode), that would work well enough for function keys, etc. Assuming bash or some shell which is ...


You can use the tail command: or the head command:

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