color in man pages and less etc
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Tue Feb 24 04:39:45 UTC 2004
Marcus Schuetz <biped at 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
>> 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.
Are you saying DIR_COLORS* can change that.... If so, how is this
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