Bold color in "cygwin bash shell"

Robert Pendell shinji+cygwin@elite-systems.org
Wed Oct 17 16:40:00 GMT 2012


On Wed, Oct 17, 2012 at 12:36 PM, Saurabh T <...> wrote:
>
> Hi,
>
> For various reasons, I cannot switch to rxvt or similar, and am stuck
> using the cygwin bash shell (which runs on top of the dos cmd window).
>
> Here, the background color defaults to black and foreground to light.
> I reversed this using the dos window -> Properties -> Colors.
>
> However the bold color does not change. This causes for example man pages
> to be displayed badly (light text on light background).
>
> Is there anything that can be done to change the bold color? I searched
> on this mailing list and found just one similar question from 10 years
> ago which was unanswered:
> http://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2002-01/msg01512.html
>
> Hopefully someone can help. Thank you.
>
> saurabh
>

This doesn't address your issue directly but did you try mintty from
the cygwin repos?  That's the current default terminal.

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