I have to work on systems which display some colors that are hard to read. I ssh into these systems, but don't have management permission to change the colors they display. Is there any way I can override the shade's of colors in my terminal emulater? (I use
Each terminal emulator has its own way of setting color shades (or not). Xterm uses X resources, some of the newer emulators have dialog boxes, some have configuration files.
In Konsole, edit the color scheme in your profile (from the menu: “Settings / Edit current profile”, “Appearance” tab, select a color theme and edit it or make a new one).
There is a common control sequence to set the shade associated with a color number from the application:
A change by the application is only effective until the next terminal reset. If you use this method (only recommended if your terminal lacks a configuration mechanism), to make the change effectively persistent, append the color configuration escape sequence to your terminal's reset string (termcap:
You can modifiy
I had a similar problem, but not under X-Windows. I have virtual boxes that I use to compile software on versions of the operating system other than the one I'm running. These have the standard "hardware console" and not a X-Terminal.
If found that the following worked for me:
I found that code sequence in the documentation! (duh!)
Note that the first part
The second part,
You are limited to the first 16 colors of the basic console in this case.