I would like to disable colours in my
xterm at runtime. Reason being that some programs lack the sanity to use them in proper way.
$ sane-program color output $ disable-color $ less-sane-program black-white output $ enable-color $ sane-program color output
I know I can use
xterm -cm, or change
colorMode in my
~/.Xdefaults, but that requires starting new
xterm. I tried setting
xterm-old or an invalid string (
arggggh), but I still have colours.
xtermcontrol also doesn't have an option.
Ctrl+right click and deselecting "Allow color ops" doesn't seem to do anything either (it would be cool if this worked).
Filtering out the colour codes with
sed is the workaround I use now, but this doesn't work for interactive programs...