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I use gnome-terminal in Centos 5.

I have my terminal settings customized to use the colours I like.

However when I run screen (or tmux) the colours for my terminal input lines are always inverted. Is there a way to turn of the inverting?

edit: my TERM is set to "xterm"

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What is the value of TERM before and after you start tmux or screen? – chepner Jul 9 '12 at 19:46
@chepner: inside tmux: screen-256color, outside tmux: xterm, inside screen: screen – lonestar21 Jul 19 '12 at 17:29
Have you tried TERM=xterm-256color tmux to start tmux? – scicalculator Aug 20 '12 at 23:18

May this help you? Send escaped reset command to the term:

echo $'\e[0m'

Or, send command to change the fg/bg color, according to the color table:

color table

in the format of <ESCAPE>[<X>;<Y>m. For example, change to blue backcolor and yellow forecolor:

echo $'\e[44;33m'

Which should look like:


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Doesn't seem to help. No matter what colours I tried to choose there is something else overriding it, and I still have no control over the look of the characters. – lonestar21 Jul 19 '12 at 17:27

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