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How do I change the color on my xterm 256?

To enable colors on XTerm you will need to run the configure scripts with the –enable-256-color switch, in addition you may also need to set your TERM environment variable to xterm-256color .

How do I set 256 colors in Linux?

Setting TERM=xterm-256color by default For PuTTY, you can change what TERM name it sends under Settings → Connection → Data → “Terminal-type string”. Change it to xterm-256color , done!

What are xterm colors?


Xterm Number Xterm Name HEX
1 Maroon (SYSTEM) #800000
2 Green (SYSTEM) #008000
3 Olive (SYSTEM) #808000
4 Navy (SYSTEM) #000080

Does PuTTY support 256 colors?

1. Configure Putty. In Settings > Windows > Colours there is a check box for “Allow terminal to use xterm 256-colour mode”.

What is xterm 256color?

xterm-256color describes Xterm with support for 256 colors enabled. xterm-color describes an older branch of Xterm that supports eight colors. xterm-color is not recommended, since it describes a variant of Xterm that’s less functional and that you’re not likely to be using.

What should $term be?

Ideally, $TERM should always be set to a value that is correct for whatever terminal emulator you’re using. Only occasionally is there a reason to select a variation, to disable or modify specific features, e.g., xterm vs. xterm1 .

How do I set xterm color?

xterm by default uses black text on white background….

  1. While you’re at it, you can also set xterm’s font in your ~/. Xresources file.
  2. If you don’t want to change your default, use command line arguments: xterm -bg blue -fg yellow.
  3. Setting xterm*background or xterm*foreground changes all xterm colors, including menus etc.

How do I enable colors in PuTTY?

Click on the System menu at the upper left corner of the PuTTY window.

  1. Select Change Settings > Window > Colours.
  2. In the box that says “Select a colour to adjust”, choose ANSI Blue and click the Modify Button.
  3. Slide the black arrow on the right up until you see a lighter shade of blue that you like.
  4. Click OK.

How do you color PuTTY?

Changing Font Color in PuTTy

  1. Hold the Windows key and press S to open the search function.
  2. Go to the Colors settings under the Window list on the left side.
  3. Choose the color you want or you can make any custom color by adjusting the colors on the right side.

How to change xterm color to 256 in putty?

For PuTTY, you can change what TERM name it sends under Settings → Connection → Data → “Terminal-type string”. Change it to xterm-256color, done! For gnome-terminal, the default Ubuntu terminal if you didn’t customise your install, you can’t change what it reports itself as: xterm.

Where to find xterm color in Terminal app?

In the terminal app you are using to ssh, go to preferences -> advanced -> Declare terminal as: -> xterm-color (or something besides xterm-256color) This answer was taken from a comment to this post, which has another solution:

How to set xterm-256color to child processes?

TERM=xterm-256color sets it for the current shell, but only the current shell. Child processes will not see it. To cause child processes to see it it must be ‘exported’ with the ‘export’ command. E.g.: TERM=xterm-256color; export TERM or shotcut with export TERM=xterm-256color

Is there a 256 colour mode in GNOME Terminal?

Make sure you are running these scripts directly in your terminal – don’t start them from within screen or any other kind of “manager” that might interpret / translate output. Gnome Terminal does support 256 colour mode, but doesn’t always sets the TERM variable to xterm, rather than xterm-256color.