At my job, I ssh into a development server everyday. I usually use exceed XStart to ssh in, but I downloaded PuTTY to see if I could do anything that I couldn't do with XStart.
I spend almost the entire day looking at the regular white background/black text terminal. The
TERM variable in the server is set to
vt100, and as far as I know, it's an eight-color display.
I was wondering if there was a way to have PuTTY emulate a 256 color terminal. I would really like some syntax highlighting in Vim, and the built-in ones are just awful. I've tried
vim -T xterm-256color, and that only seems to let me use the default color schemes.
I also tried setting
t_Co=256, but that doesn't work either.
If it helps, the dev server is a Red Hat 6 box.