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Change color of bold text attribute for cygwin terminal

This seems it should be simple but I can't find a way to do it.

I'm running a very current cygwin on MSW2K.

The bold text in less is a very unreadable color the way I have things set 
up. I have my window set to a very pleasant light color background and the 
bold text in less (man etc.) is white.

It seems that less uses termcap and my the terminal type is cygwin. But try 
as I might I cannot figure out how to change the colors.

It seems to me that it ought to be very easy to set the colors for the 
cygwin terminal (or console, or whatever). Is there a configuration file 
which specifies which color is used for which text display attribute? Or is 
the escape sequence to set the bold attribute actually setting a color? Are 
the attribute colors specified in the source somewhere? How does it work?

Richard Kandarian

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