color in Xwindows
Gerald S Stoller
gs_stoller at juno.com
Sun Sep 14 11:09:12 PDT 2003
On Fri, 12 Sep 2003 08:54:16 +0000 Nathan Kinkade <nkinkade at fastmail.fm>
> On Thu, Sep 11, 2003 at 06:03:19PM -0400, Gerald S Stoller wrote:
> > FreeBSD 4.3-RELEASE FreeBSD 4.3-RELEASE #0: Sat Apr 21 10:54:49
> GMT 2001
> > jkh at narf.osd.bsdi.com:/usr/src/sys/compile/GENERIC i386
> > I am trying to put color in some of my messages (I am
> > Xwindows ). One place where I found mention of color is in the
> > page of the ls command (search in there for the string "COLOR".
> > picked a window and in it set TERM to xterm-color and exported
> > set CLICOLOR to a nonnull value and exported it, set LSCOLORS
> to the
> > default value mentioned there and exported it. Did an ls -l but
> > showed up as usual. Then tried changing TERM to cons25 (also
> > mentioned in the man page) and exported it. Still nothing.
> > Can anyone direct me to documentation that will tell me
> how to
> > insert color in messages, both the fone and the backgroun, or
> write to me
> > how to do it? Thanks in advance.
> Try using `ls -G` for color output in ls. If that works, just put
I tried it, still the same output, no color.
> an alias in your shells config file. For bash it would look something
> alias ls='ls -G'
> don't know about other shells, though.
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