Get a real Posix compatible PTY in Windows
If you do any work on hte console in WIndows and are not on Windows 10, then you should probably use Conemu.
If you’re a linux shell fan and are using Msys2 or Cygwin on windows, then an additional tweak is to enable the experimental Posix compatible PTY support in ConEmu.
I’ve been a long term ConEmu user and did not know about this till yesterday. Enable it and you get full xterm-256color TERM.
cat $ConEmuBaseDir/Addons/AnsiColors256.ans now produces
Here’s how the tasks are set up in ConEmu - this one’s for MSYS2
set MSYSTEM=MINGW64 & set MSYS2_PATH_TYPE=inherit & set HOME=c:\users\raghuramanr & d:\msys64\usr\bin\conemu-msys2-64.exe /usr/bin/zsh -l -i