Contents page

Index (83KB)

dumb terminal

dumb terminal: n. A terminal that is one step above a glass tty,
   having a minimally addressable cursor but no on-screen editing or
   other features normally supported by a smart terminal.  Once upon a
   time, when glass ttys were common and addressable cursors were
   something special, what is now called a dumb terminal could pass for
   a smart terminal.