Bold color in "cygwin bash shell"

Christopher Faylor cgf-use-the-mailinglist-please@cygwin.com
Wed Oct 17 19:15:00 GMT 2012


On Wed, Oct 17, 2012 at 01:04:02PM -0400, Earnie Boyd wrote:
>On Wed, Oct 17, 2012 at 12:36 PM, Saurabh T wrote:
>>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
>>
>
>Found this nice tip but haven't tried it myself.
>
>http://linuxtidbits.wordpress.com/2009/03/23/less-colors-for-man-pages/

This talks about using termcap but less doesn't use termcap.

cgf

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