It's fascinating to have only a monochrome vt100 terminal emulator in hand and discover how many "command line" and "terminal UI" programs require colors, UTF-8, and emoji. Even our command line apps are leaving the retro world wholly incompatible.

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@roadriverrail If you use plan9port, there is a little program called `nobs', whose content is just this:


sed 's///g' "$@"

i.e. it strips all the special terminal commands etc.

@vu3rdd I'd presume that'd work most anywhere. But the thing is that I do want most of the ANSI escape sequences because the terminal can be powerful for UI. It's just that our "terminal UI renaissance" has been very, very lazy, consisting heavily of coders who slapped in single lines of code to force the locale to UTF-8, etc.

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