By default, Putty identifies itself as "xterm" terminal type, but it's possible to change its settings so it identifies itself as "xterm-256colors".
As far as I understand, this is done by setting "
The problem is that this requires every individual user to change their Putty configurations one by one.
To eliminate that, I am considering forcing every user to have "xterm-256colors"
$TERM value centrally (e.g. via
Assuming that every user uses a terminal program which supports "xterm-256colors", is there any difference whatsoever between doing this from the Unix side directly instead of from the terminal program? (I'm mostly looking for possible issues/downsides).