DIR_COLORS, How to change blue to a darker blue, such as "Navy"?
fpga at pacbell.net
Fri Dec 28 19:16:57 UTC 2007
Daniel B. Thurman wrote:
> I am fiddling with /etc/X11/app-defaults/XTerm-color, thinking that this is where
> /etc/DIR_COLORS, 34/44=blue are being defined assuming an xterm window?
> My problem is that blue (0,0,255) is a bright dazzling blue color and
> I need to tone it down a bit to something like "Navy" in X terminology.
> How can this be done or is it hardwired?
Normally you should not bother modifying the files in app-defaults.
Instead, create the file ~/.Xresources and put your customizations there.
For xterms, I have these defaults in my ~/.Xresources file (a line
starting with '!' is commented out).
! XTerm*cursorColor: <color>
! XTerm*pointerColor: <color>
There used to be a program to show standard colors and color names, but
I don't see anything on my system that looks familiar. You should be
able to specify colors like
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