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How do I change the colors in a Cygwin mintty session which is already open? Is it possible?

Use case:

Under environment-imposed time constraints, multiple terminal windows have been opened without forethought. In order to reduce the risk of typing the commands for system A into the terminal for system B, it would be nice if they were different colors. Is there some escape sequence or whatnot that can change the color scheme for a running session?

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up vote 4 down vote accepted

See here: http://code.google.com/p/mintty/wiki/Tips#Changing_colours

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this didnt work in mintty 1.0.1, but I upgraded to 1.0.2 and can now change on the fly :) –  thetoolman Apr 11 '12 at 22:06

It turns out that mintty has a menu, and one of the choices is Options

a color picker

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This only allows edits of 3 colors, not the full ANSI pallette. Currently you need to use the xterm control sequences to edit the other colors, as ak2s link suggests. –  thetoolman Apr 11 '12 at 21:17

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