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Re: Change dark blue terminal colour

On 04/21/2012 03:50 PM, Dotan Cohen wrote:
On Fri, Apr 20, 2012 at 18:40, Andrew DeFaria<> wrote:
It doesn't matter what $TERM says. It matters what terminal emulator
you are running. If mintty then follow the suggestion above...

Is there a general xterm configuration for overriding a specific
colour? A few minutes on google didn't uncover anything.
If you are using xterm, have you tried man xterm? Either that or It's the 3rd entry. (My question is what were
you doing for a few minutes on Google such that you didn't think to simply
type in xterm!)
Thank you.

 From my bash history I see that I read man xterm right after running
echo $TERM. I was googling for "xterm blue" and the like, not just
plain xterm. In either case, nor from the xterm manpage nor from
googling was I able to figure out how to override the ANSI colours.

Just to be clear: I know that lmgtfy is often used in a cynical sense,
but I happen to _appreciate_ being sent to the find manual. I do try
to peruse the manual of any software that I have trouble with before
turning to forums or mailing lists, and if one can point me to the
right place in the manual to look then it will save me further
questions and possibly help me solve related issues in the future.
As with most problems, properly defining the problem clearly is usually the first step to finding the solution. From what I read you were using mintty (it's amazing how many people run things yet don't have a clue what program they are actually running!) not xterm so looking up xterm would not have helped you anyway. IOW instead of man xterm you should have done man mintty or you could have googled "mintty blue", which, as it turns out, would have sent you here:,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_cp.r_qf.,cf.osb&fp=f418c571f2743226 <,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_cp.r_qf.,cf.osb&fp=f418c571f2743226> and the first click would have directly addressed the issue you were having.

And no, lmgtfy was not used in a cynical sense at all - it was used in a mocking sense! ;-)
Andrew DeFaria <>
When it's your lie, you can tell it any way you want

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