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I would like to use the solarized color scheme in PuTTY. The tricky part is I don't have administrator privileges in this machine. So I will have to manually change the default colors through Change Settings > Window > Colors.

I'm looking for a correspondence table with solarized RGB colors and PuTTY color names:

  • Default Foreground
  • Default Bold Foreground
  • Default Background
  • Default Bold Background
  • Cursor Text
  • Cursor Colour
  • ANSI Black
  • ANSI Black Bold
  • ANSI Red
  • ANSI Red Bold
  • ANSI Green
  • ANSI Green Bold
  • ANSI Yellow
  • ANSI Yellow Bold
  • ANSI Blue
  • ANSI Blue Bold
  • ANSI Magenta
  • ANSI Magenta Bold
  • ANSI Cyan
  • ANSI Cyan Bold
  • ANSI White
  • ANSI White Bold

I also accept any color scheme that is remotely better than PuTTY's default...

EDIT:

A saner way of doing this is to tick all the boxes in Settings -> Windows -> Colour and then, in the remote machine, add the line

export TERM=xterm-256color

to ~/.bashrc and create the file ~\.Xresources with the Solarized color scheme.

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You can write to the current user hive (HKCU) without administrative permissions. You just can't use the built-in regedit to do it, but the built-in reg (command-line) would work, as would many third-party editors. –  Bob Jan 12 at 22:11

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up vote 7 down vote accepted

Here you go:

  • Default Foreground: 131, 148, 150
  • Default Bold Foreground: 147, 161, 161
  • Default Background: 0, 43, 54
  • Default Bold Background: 7, 54, 66
  • Cursor Text: 0, 43, 54
  • Cursor Colour: 131, 148, 150
  • ANSI Black: 7, 54, 66
  • ANSI Black Bold: 0, 43, 54
  • ANSI Red: 220, 50, 47
  • ANSI Red Bold: 203, 75, 22
  • ANSI Green: 133, 153, 0
  • ANSI Green Bold: 88, 110, 117
  • ANSI Yellow: 181, 137, 0
  • ANSI Yellow Bold: 101, 123, 131
  • ANSI Blue: 38, 139, 210
  • ANSI Blue Bold: 131, 148, 150
  • ANSI Magenta: 211, 54, 130
  • ANSI Magenta Bold: 108, 113, 196
  • ANSI Cyan: 42, 161, 152
  • ANSI Cyan Bold: 147, 161, 161
  • ANSI White: 238, 232, 213
  • ANSI White Bold: 253, 246, 227

(N.B.: You can download a portable version of PuTTY that doesn't require admin privileges and stores its configuration in a local file instead of the registry. You can then edit those files with a text editor.)

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Make sure you save the colors under Default Settings or any new sessions you save won't realize the colors –  Ravindranath Akila Sep 9 at 6:30

Maybe you could give this a look. :)

https://github.com/altercation/solarized/tree/master/putty-colors-solarized

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Maybe not. I do not have administrator privileges, so I neither can install Putty Tray or change the Windows Registry. –  dmvianna Sep 3 '13 at 22:51

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