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How can I apply a konsole colorscheme from a non default location

I need to change konsole colorscheme from a profile stored in a non-default location using the command line. The reason is that users will have their shell colour set based on the project they are ...
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Invert colors by *value*

How do I invert screen colors by value? The most common way to invert colors is to use RGB-negation. Unfortunately, it's not very beautiful: blue becomes yellow, green becomes magenta, etc. What I ...
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Transfer colors from one terminal to another

So I use terminator and urxvt. In terminator my colors are just as I like. In urxvt I want to have the same colors. Is there a way to use tput or another tool to extract colors from terminator to ...
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Use different colors for every another grep

How can I configure grep so that I could highlight in color smarter? By using different colors? Problem: grep --color defaults to using red to highlight matches, but it still difficult to read for ...
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1answer
222 views

How can I change Vim SuperTab plugin highlight color?

The highligthed match is basically invisible. Is there any way I can change the color SuperTab uses to highlight matches? Is this perhaps a compatibility issue with my theme (molokai) or with my ...
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1answer
248 views

howto change screen hardstatus dynamically with format, from shell?

howto change screen hardstatus dynamically with format, from shell ? I successfully configured screen using 256 colors and tabs and so on, here is my .screenrc : http://pastebin.com/g8XbMWBH I use ...
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1answer
532 views

Is there a way to change the text color in lxterminal?

I have a new Raspberry Pi which uses LXDE as the desktop environment in Raspbian; and the white text on black background is causing a lot of eyestrain. I would like to change the text color to Green, ...
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Different Color for command and output

I was wondering if it is possible to change the color of the output of a command in linux to a different color than that of the command line where I type in. It is som monotonous and hard to find ...
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1answer
410 views

set GNU screen background color

I would like screen to change the background color of the terminal (xterm) when started. I want to have a quick way of determining whether I am in screen or not. I often work over shh and it often ...
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2answers
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Sending special bash characters to a custom function

I read this great article on customizing the bash prompt: http://blog.superuser.com/2011/09/21/customizing-your-bash-command-prompt/ I also read about using 256 colors in bash: ...
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1answer
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Colorize ls-output by filetype [duplicate]

Every once in a while I have to list some files (~20-50) in Bash on Linux || Mac. These files are from four different file types. ls nand2tetris/myChips/ And16.**hdl** And16.**cmp** ...
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debian/ubuntu - invert all colours in desktop session (colors)

Sometimes I need to flip from a light colour scheme to a dark one quickly, and I need it to apply not just to the desktop theme but also to any webpages that are open etc. On the Mac there's a neat ...
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1answer
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emacs color are strange

I have a problem with emacs color, I change color for konsole, gnome-term and urxvt but, when I open a .c file, there are not the same colors that my terminal color sheme. I haven't an emacs theme. ...
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msysgit's ssh doesn't display colors

I'm using Console 2 to launch msysgit's Bash shell in Windows. When I ssh to a server (either a SLES or RHLE server) and do an ls or use vi I don't get any colors. However, the colors DO work ...
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751 views

PuTTY + Ubuntu 12.10: why do I have no colors unless I use screen?

I am accessing a new Ubuntu 12.10 installation via PuTTY. I am attempting to get my shell to display in color. Color works fine in interactive applications like vim, but I want to get color in e.g. my ...
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1answer
526 views

Linux terminal colour highlighting?

I'm wondering if it's possible to apply a customised highlighting scheme to linux terminal output, outside of the application that's generating the output. (Therefore, piping the output to some kind ...
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Is there a linux command that lets me color-code the result of another command?

I'm running a watch on a command to monitor the number of open connections for a service we're diagnosing. I need to keep an eye on it while doing other work, to help other developers identify when ...
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1answer
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“Emulate” 256 colors in PuTTY terminal

At my job, I ssh into a development server everyday. I usually use exceed XStart to ssh in, but I downloaded PuTTY to see if I could do anything that I couldn't do with XStart. I spend almost the ...
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3answers
574 views

Customizing BASH output colors?

How do I customize bash colors for command output? For example; I run ls and want directories and files to be a different color. How do I accomplish this? I see that distro's are doing this but I ...
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1answer
257 views

Disable Bright Colors in TTY

I've been searching for a way to disable the bright (bold) colours in a TTY (colours 8 to 15). I'd like all bright colours to use their half-bright counterparts.
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1answer
541 views

How to set the command prompt's color in Bash?

Browsing the last command's results in Bash is a bit hard because the command prompt and results are the same color. This makes it hard to separate the results of consecutive commands. How do I ...
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2answers
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How to configure the ANSI colors of the command line terminal

I specifically use bash on Mac OS X, but I think the answer would be Unix-generic. I'm already using ANSI colors, but I'd like to reassign different colors to folders, hidden files, etc. ...
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1answer
334 views

Setting 'dead' area background colour in gVim

In gVim on Linux (confirmed on Windows as well), depending on the selected font family & size and the window dimensions, sometimes a 'dead' area appears on the right and bottom of the window as ...
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1answer
312 views

How to grep for VIM colour schemes that do not use dark blue?

I simply cannot see the ANSI BLUE colour in a terminal with a black background. How does one grep the installed VIM colorschemes for one that does not use that colour at all? I often SSH into ...
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Realtime linux colored tail with filtering support for tomcat?

I am looking for a tail, gui or console based, that would be able to filter and color messages from tomcat based on their level: INFO, WARN, ERROR, CRITICAL. Another feature that is quite importat ...
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1answer
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Configure GNU Screen's colors?

GNU Screen gives my bash prompt nice colors, though the dark blue is hard to read on a black background. I can change the ls colors using /etc/DIR_COLORS but the bash prompt in screen doesn't get ...
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1answer
532 views

Is it possible to change linux terminal color whenever I am connected (ssh) to another machine

I would like to have my terminal colors changed whenever I am connected (through ssh) to another linux machine. This way, I know that I am putting commands in a remote computer just by looking at ...
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1answer
774 views

16 color terminal (console, no X) only shows 8 colors?

I've been using Arch Linux on my new laptop and I'm trying to configure it such that I don't have any need for a DE or X server -- I just want command line utilities and a VC (productivity and saving ...
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3answers
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Changing colors of linux command line mode

I've recently installed an ubuntu 10.04 server LTS and found out that it looked more attractive to me. Is there a way to get the same coloring mode on CentOS 5/6? Also, the current user@host on ...
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3answers
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Is there a way to alter the colors used in TTY consoles on Linux?

By "alter colors", I mean something like change black from #000000 to #111111, and by "TTY console", I mean what you get when you do Ctrl+Alt+F1 from X11, not a terminal emulator like xterm or urxvt. ...
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1answer
954 views

Terminal, vim and ssh color problem

I'm using vim for my editor. I've problems about the colors of vim. The same colorscheme of vim gives different outputs in terminal, ssh session and screen. I learnt they've different colors(16, 88 or ...
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1answer
415 views

Linux — Display has red tint

My monitor seems to have a slightly reddish tint when using the DVI input (it's a LCD, not a CRT). On the VGA input I can adjust the colors, but not on DVI. On OSX/Windows what I would do is create a ...
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1answer
476 views

Custom syntax highlighting in Bash shell (using keywords)

I know it's possible to change the $ user@hostname colors, but is it possible to color different things? Could I make all numbers/integers a certain color. Or set certain keywords to be bold?
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Linux: How to apply ICC profile to whole desktop?

I have a monitor with oversaturated red (HP LP2475w). I am able to apply ICC profile to various apps like GIMP and Firefox and Gnome. But I'd like to apply it to everything - because e.g. Flash ...
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3answers
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Disable color in shell/terminal

I want to disable all color in my shell. Not ls, not nano, not vi, nothing. What's the best way to achieve this?
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1answer
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How to set default screen colours in putty/ssh

I use putty to ssh to linux box. By default I get black screen background with white foreground. To change colours, I go to change settings -> Window/colours and then I set background colours as ...
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How do I get color while editing file trough a ssh session?

I use cygwin on Windows7 to open a ssh session to my linux box. When I edit a file with vim, I don't have color, only kind of gray bold. I have colors when I do a ls into my ssh session. I have also ...
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1answer
770 views

Tweaking linux console: 1) display password 2) set background color

I want to alter background color since very first lines of kernel output, remember that there was an ability to change colors with echo'ing some special character, but waiting for /etc/init.d/* is too ...
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2answers
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Is it possible to change color depth in KDE in user mode?

I want to increase the color depth for my user account in kde. I cannot edit the configuration in /etc/X11. Is it possible?
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1answer
478 views

Color Schemes don't look right in CLI vim

I was having a bit of trouble reading the dark red strings of Vim's default color scheme, so I decided to switch to a different one. ...
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857 views

Terminal proxy or screen without terminal emulation

How can I make terminal applications immune to terminal emulator close, but still able to use all virtual terminal features? \begin{UPDATE} I want my terminal application remain alive and accessible ...
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1answer
249 views

less -Sr colourful.log How to view colourful log in less?

Both less -r (preserve terminal control sequences) and less -S (chop long lines) work well alone. But using them together breaks things. It chops too late and it wrecks the next line. Reducing ...
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3answers
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black backgrounds appear grey on gnome-terminal

Running gnome under Ubuntu Lucid $ env | grep TERM TERM=xterm COLORTERM=gnome-terminal I had to edit both my .muttrc and my vim colorscheme to change the background color from black to none in ...
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1answer
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Setting background color in gvim

I use a terminal with white text on black background (I just like it better), so I wrote the following line in my .vimrc file: set background=dark However, gvim has black on white text. How do I do ...
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3answers
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Is there any way to colorize the output of a Linux command?

I'm kind of new to Linux, but I'm guessing that you could pass the output of a program to a particular script and have it display it in various colors, based on some regular expressions (constructed ...
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1answer
1k views

Change the foreground color of statusbars in irssi?

I've changed the terminal colors and now irssi statusbars have white text on light blue background. I would like to change the foreground color of the irssi statusbars to black but can't figure out ...
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Get colors in 'less'' command

when I read a file in Linux with the command 'less' or 'more', how can I get the content in colors?
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3answers
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Set PuTTY's appearance in Windows

Is it possible to configure PuTTY to have me some nice colour scheme like vim's desert? I'm an PuTTY user under Windows and my login shell is tcsh. The current PuTTY theme setting is a very boring ...
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5answers
2k views

PowerShell not displaying Unix colors

I use various Linux programs on my Windows machine; some of them have colorized output. GnuWin32 and so forth. However, Windows PowerShell does not support Linux colors; it gets a message like ...
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4answers
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Convert color photos of documents to good black-and-white (bitonal) images?

Since I don't have a copier or scanner, I'm using an 8 megapixel camera to copy documents. This works pretty well except they need a lot of processing afterward. I'd like to get from a photo to a ...