• Is it possible to completely disable ANSI color?

    From Lars Kellogg-Stedman@VERT to alt.bbs.synchronet on Mon Oct 30 20:53:30 2023
    From Newsgroup: alt.bbs.synchronet

    I'd like to set up a packet-radio accessible synchronet bbs...but that means operating over 1200 bps, generally without a modern terminal. I need to configure a minimal, plain text interface with absolutely no color codes.

    Is that possible? Some things (like the "Enter User Name or Number or 'New'" prompt) happen before the user logs in, so per-user terminal type settings won't have any impact. I would like synchronet to not send any screen control codes.

    Thanks!
    --- Synchronet 3.20a-Linux NewsLink 1.114
    Synchronet Vertrauen Home of Synchronet [vert/cvs/bbs].synchro.net
  • From Digital Man@VERT to Lars Kellogg-Stedman on Tue Oct 31 10:59:28 2023
    Re: Is it possible to completely disable ANSI color?
    By: Lars Kellogg-Stedman to alt.bbs.synchronet on Mon Oct 30 2023 08:53 pm

    From Newsgroup: alt.bbs.synchronet

    I'd like to set up a packet-radio accessible synchronet bbs...but that means operating over 1200 bps, generally without a modern terminal. I need to configure a minimal, plain text interface with absolutely no color codes.

    Is that possible? Some things (like the "Enter User Name or Number or 'New'" prompt) happen before the user logs in, so per-user terminal type settings won't have any impact. I would like synchronet to not send any screen control codes.

    Thanks!

    Yes. In fact, Synchronet already does that (does not send any screen control codes) when a smart terminal (e.g. ANSI terminal) is not detected. But you can further strip down and simplify everything for packet-radio users as you see fit.
    --
    digital man (rob)

    Rush quote #53:
    He picks up scraps of conversation, radio and radiation .. Digital Man
    Norco, CA WX: 76.7F, 10.0% humidity, 0 mph ENE wind, 0.00 inches rain/24hrs ---
    Synchronet Vertrauen Home of Synchronet [vert/cvs/bbs].synchro.net