| I have questions on the functionality of terminals connected to SCO.
| I know that when you use "TERM=term_type" and "export TERM" you are
| telling the system how to interpret incoming and outgoing terminal
No you're not telling "the system" anything. You're setting up an
environment value that many applications will use when dealing with your
screen. Vi, pg, more, less, for example, all need to know waht escape
sequences are appropriate to send to your screen to do certain things, like
clear the screen, put it into reverse video, insert a line...
| What I want to know is how this would affect an application that is
| already designed to send and receive the proper terminal codes. Would
| the app send the proper codes and then would SCO check to make sure
| that the code is correct?
Just who decided what is proper, and for which terminal??? Something that is
proper for a particular screen operation on, say, the console, will be
completely bogus on a Wyse-60.
| If this is true, can you tell SCO to "passthru" everything without
If your application sends something to the tty, then it goes to the tty.
Nothing is "checked" by the kernel.