On a clean install of Ubuntu 12.10, the default gnome-terminal is reporting $TERM to be xterm where it should really be reporting xterm-256color. What is the best way of changing this? I'm avoiding putting this in my .bashrc as that's just asking for trouble.
For connecting with a terminal that's not able to do 256 colors.
It'd be far better to detect the terminal specifically with
I do it with:
While it's true that terminfo has xterm+256color (
What you have to do is to place the following piece of code in your
You were well advised not to change your startup scripts, specially
Gnome terminal, AFAIK, does not offer a configuration to change its
Then use the following command: