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I'm using

emacs -nw
as my editor on my Ubuntu 12.04 system.

However, the --no-window-system does not use the colors of the terminal.


How could I change the default colors of the emacs -nw?

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There are few ways to change the colors used by emacs.

  1. If you want a syntax coloring with the terminal colors, the link below offers some settings for the terminal to enable it Emacs Syntax Highlighting in No Window Mode

  2. Otherwise, you can use color themes, Color Themes. (It works for emacs 23).

  3. Change it by hand, as explained here : Change Emacs syntax highlighting colors.

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