setterm syntax changed

Christopher Meng cickumqt at
Thu Jun 26 06:18:27 UTC 2014

On Thu, Jun 26, 2014 at 5:57 AM, Felix Miata <mrmazda at> wrote:
>> But yes, backwards incompatible changes suck, although in this case
>> setterm has historically done something non-standard.
>         setterm --foreground white --bold --background blue --blank 59
> --store
> produces nearly the same error message:
>         setterm: argument error: --background
> Note that the argument the message apparently applies to is neither first
> nor last.

Only this works:

setterm --foreground white  --background blue --bold on

You need to put the relevant color the the proper place, I think it's
order dependant:

 "--foreground white"

 "--background blue"


Yours sincerely,
Christopher Meng

Noob here.

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