I'm using Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS. But my terminal get to a bit probem sice two or three month ago. You know, when I want to see man page, git diff or something like that, I got a warning and I can't go up and down throw the results (e.g in man pages). My terminal in those cases said "WARNING: terminal is not fully functional"!. I search about that and I try to fix it by exporting TERM variable, but it was not work for me. Is there anyone that had a same problem or can say the solution? Note: I don't know when and how I got in to the problem! :D


It's likely your TERM setting is incorrect. If you don't know what TERM should be set to, try TERM=ansi or TERM=xterm-color.

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    thanks for your suggestion, I tried those, but unfortunately it didn't fix it!
    – HRH
    Mar 30 '13 at 11:29
  • what is the TERM setting in your .bash_profile or .profile?
    – suspectus
    Mar 30 '13 at 11:30
  • TERM setting is "xterm", when I print the TERM by "echo $TERM" in my terminal. Mar 31 '13 at 4:24
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    Check that the TERM setting is exported. export TERM=xterm then do man open to check.
    – suspectus
    Mar 31 '13 at 9:21
  • As I said before I check it by exporting something like that, but it is not work for me! BTW I export TERM again and test but it is not work! Mar 31 '13 at 12:59

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