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Jaguar: Fixing Terminal's Settings

by Nat Torkington
Aug. 26, 2002

For some reason Terminal runs out of the box in such a way that emacs doesn't work properly. It took some futzing and help from coral on #perl but here it is--the Settings That Work.

Start Terminal and from a Terminal window hit Command-I. From the drop-down list select "Emulation". Enable "Strict VT-100 emulation" and "Reverse Linewrap".

Select "Buffer" from the dropdown list and enable "Wrap lines that are too long."

Now hit "Use Settings as Defaults". Close your Terminal window and open a new one. Emacs and other full-screen programs should work fine now.


Nat Torkington is conference planner for the Open Source Convention, OSCON Europe, and other O'Reilly conferences. He was project manager for Perl 6, is on the board of The Perl Foundation, and is a frequent speaker on open source topics. He cowrote the bestselling Perl Cookbook.

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