Zsh Mailing List Archive
Messages sorted by:
Re: Are there 8 or 16 colors ???
- X-seq: zsh-users 4571
- From: "Bart Schaefer" <schaefer@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- To: Joel CARNAT <joel_carnat@xxxxxxxx>, zsh-users@xxxxxxxxxx
- Subject: Re: Are there 8 or 16 colors ???
- Date: Tue, 8 Jan 2002 17:40:12 +0000
- In-reply-to: <20020108182015.00b952f0.joel_carnat@xxxxxxxx>
- Mailing-list: contact zsh-users-help@xxxxxxxxxx; run by ezmlm
- References: <20020108182015.00b952f0.joel_carnat@xxxxxxxx>
On Jan 8, 6:20pm, Joel CARNAT wrote:
} Is the color feature of ZSH enables 8 or 16 colors ?
There is no color feature of zsh. There's a color feature of certain
terminals and terminal emulators. It's up to the terminal what colors
you actually see when you echo one of those sequences. Zsh has some
features to allow it to use the colors provided by the terminal, but
} Looks like I only can get 8 normal and 8 bold colors...
See the "User Contributions" section of the documentation, under "Other
Functions", the description of the "colors" function. ("man zshcontrib"
if you don't use the texinfo docs.) I quote:
The eight base colors are: black, red, green, yellow, blue,
magenta, cyan, and white. Each of these has codes for foreground
and background. In addition there are eight intensity attributes:
bold, faint, standout, underline, blink, reverse, and conceal.
Finally, there are six codes used to negate attributes: none
(reset all attributes to the defaults), normal (neither bold nor
faint), no-standout, no-underline, no-blink, and no-reverse.
Some terminals do not support all combinations of colors and
Some terminals implement "black" as a dark grey and "white" as a very pale
grey so that the "bold" versions of those colors can be true black and true
white (and thereby stand out against their dimmer "normal" colors when the
normal colors are used as the background). It sounds like your terminal is
doing something similar with green.
Bart Schaefer Brass Lantern Enterprises
Zsh: http://www.zsh.org | PHPerl Project: http://phperl.sourceforge.net
Messages sorted by: