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6.5 Term

Command: term term

In each window screen opens, it sets the $TERM variable to screen by default, unless no description for screen is installed in the local termcap or terminfo data base. In that case it pretends that the terminal emulator is ‘vt100’. This won’t do much harm, as screen is VT100/ANSI compatible. The use of the term command is discouraged for non-default purpose. That is, one may want to specify special $TERM settings (e.g. vt100) for the next screen rlogin othermachine command. Use the command screen -T vt100 rlogin othermachine rather than setting and resetting the default.