Color schemes

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Color scheme Files


Command syntax


Color definitions

Preparing your terminal

There are a variety of possibilities for how you terminal deals with color. Your terminal emulator will be capable of up a certain number of colors. Some possibilities are: 8, 8+8(bold as light colors), 16, and 256 colors. Your Terminal communicates which colors it can handle by setting the $TERM variable. This should not be set manually in .bashrc, but in your terminal's configuration. For xterm and some xterm compatible

  • light vs bold

Terminal Specific Tips


Permanently Setting a Color scheme

colorscheme Default

Per-directory schemes.

User Color schemes

Tips for Customizing

Info to Include in your Color scheme File

Example Custom colorscheme:

  • Terminal settings
  • Terminal Pallet
  • Color scheme