Extreme OT - Thunderbird display problem.

Steve Campbell campbell at cnpapers.com
Tue Feb 12 19:17:27 GMT 2008

Thanks Glenn and Bill for the help.

The --nocolor fixed it. Apparently, there must have been a difference in 
the defaults, as this is a new version from the version I run on all of 
the other servers. Just learning those are color codes may have been 
enough to prompt me, but I appreciate the direct nudge.


Glenn Steen wrote:
> On 12/02/2008, Glenn Steen <glenn.steen at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 12/02/2008, Steve Campbell <campbell at cnpapers.com> wrote:
>>> This is real OT, so I am accepting any spears thrown my way.
>>> I don't know where the problem really is - Sendmail, Thunderbird, or
>>> just what, so I ask here hoping others have run into this problem. It is
>>> definitely not a MailScanner problem. Google hasn't helped me, nor has
>>> the Thunderbird site.
>>> I use rkhunter to report the status of my systems every day by email.
>>> The output of the reports sometimes uses the older console control
>>> characters for formatting. This does not display very well on my email
>>> reports, as tabs show up as "[1;32m"
>>> Anyone know a fix for this either in SendMail, Thunderbird or any other
>>> place? I use Linux Sendmail servers and a PC with Thunderbird as a mail
>>> reader. Hopefully an add-on or something?
>>> Thanks,
>>> Steve Campbell
>> The escape sequences are for colorisation of the outpu, try the
>> --nocolor option for your cronjob;-).
>> Cheers
> ... --nocolors ... Pesky keyboard... But the --cronjob flag should
> make it skip the colors anyway...
> Cheers

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