At least in Linux, on RedHat, the provided
xterm terminfo entry is buggy: for whatever reason, they use an initialization sequence via
is2 capability that forces an 80-column screen (See CSI ? n l). This is a very silly thing to do. So I want to change this. I want to change it as eloquently as possible.
terminfo database is found in
/etc/terminfo (undocumented) and
$HOME/.terminfo and possibly
My choices seem to be:
infocmp xterm | perl <regexp> | ticto provide a new database and lay it in either the original file (bad idea) or in
Create a new xterm entry called (e.g.)
xterm-minethat uses the
sourcecapability and lay it in one of the above directories.
Do I have a third choice? Something that overrides just that one capability? A "tweak"?