Formatting OSX terminal for esxtop

When you ssh into a host from OSX and run the esxtop command, are you presented with this mess?

I had traditionally been a user of Windows and Putty so I never ran into this until I switched to the MacPro as my daily driver. All is not lost as its just simple formatting to get things right once again.

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With terminal open of course, from your OSX toolbar select “Terminal” > Select Preferences from the drop down to bring up your preferences profile

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From your terminal profile > select Advanced and where it says “Declare Terminal as:” (default should be xterm-256-color) as a drop down, select “xterm

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I usually close and reopen after changes just in case, but you dont need to.

Logging back into the host and running esxtop again everything is as it should be

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