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Re: color in man pages and less etc



On Mon, 23 Feb 2004, Harry Putnam wrote:

> Marcus Schuetz <biped comcast net> writes:
> 
> > Harry Putnam wrote:
> >> I've run FC1 for a while but more rh9 recently.  I'm used to a certain
> >> set of colors present when viewing man pages in black xterm.
> >> My fresh intall of FC2 shows a combination of colors in black xterm
> >> that are not good for me.  I see them elsewhere too.  In less, at the
> >> prompt in ncftp.  The worst offender is a `bold' blue that nearly
> >> disappears on a black background.
> >> Wracking my feeble brain, I don't remember where this kind of stuff
> >> is
> >> set or changed.  Do I have to meddle with termcap?  Or something else?
> >>
> > Take a look at /etc/DIR_COLORS and /etc/DIR_COLORS.xterm
> >
> 
> For clarity here... I'm missing whatever I was supposed to see in
> those files.  But I thought those files controlled the behavior of the
> color aspect of `ls'.  I've used a custom ~/.dir_colors for years, not
> liking the defaults in /etc/DIR_COLORS
> 
> Where I'm seeing a problem is not with the way `ls' output is displayed.
> 
> I see man pages in colors that do not work well in black xterms.
> Also escpe sequences in vim.

I cannot speak for the rest of your problems but in vim do 
":set background=dark" and you should be able to see again. :-)

You can put it in your .vimrc if you want.

Tom




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