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Old 01-21-2006, 05:43 PM   #1
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Odd Chars w/ make/C++ compile error on Fedora w/bash shell

When I have errors after running make (c++ compile), there are odd characters next to some of the words. I beleive these are meant to be control characters to bold or underline certain words in the error message, but I have tried changing my terminal type around and have had no luck. I also can't figure out how to turn these characters off, though it would be nice if they worked.

I am ssh'ing in to the box with Putty. I am using the bash shell. This is a fedora 4 system.

Here is a screen shot (chars in red boxes):

Any suggestions/help appreciated!

Old 01-21-2006, 08:18 PM   #2
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These are probably introduced by a package commonly known as "colorgcc". Have you tried using any other SSH client, or (if possible) locally? It could be the color codes are not recognized by PuTTY.
Old 01-22-2006, 01:48 AM   #3
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colorgcc was not installed, but I did figure it out. In putty I changed the character set from "ISO-8859-1 1998 Latin-1 West Europe" to "UTF-8". Now, instead of a little "a" with a circle above it, they are single quote marks. I must have set the character set to something different when i setup the system initially.

anyway thanks for the help and after looking at colorgcc i'll give it a try.


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