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Re: Terminal emulator in Windows

From: Akib Azmain Turja
Subject: Re: Terminal emulator in Windows
Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2023 00:26:28 +0600

Jim Porter <jporterbugs@gmail.com> writes:

> On 1/11/2023 1:35 AM, Akib Azmain Turja wrote:
>> In general, is it possible to implement Windows terminal emulation?
> Do you mean "emulating cmd.exe" or "emulating a terminal and running
> that emulator on MS Windows"? The former might be trickier, and I

I started the thread, and even I don't know.  But I guess the latter.
For more information, you may check the Eat issue 35 on Codeberg:

> haven't really looked into how you'd do that. However, the latter
> might just mean handling VT100 terminal sequences, which I don't think
> would require knowing about any Windows-specific features/APIs.

But somehow we need to tell the program what escape sequences to send,
don't we?

> I believe newer versions of MS Windows can support VT100 sequences, so
> some applications compiled for Windows will likely use them. It would
> also be useful for a Windows user who connects to a remote *nix system
> (e.g. via Tramp); a program like `less` on the remote system would
> likely emit VT100 sequences, so it'd be nice to handle those, even if
> it's being displayed in an Emacs session running on MS Windows.

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