I might not have found the best title for this. I am not really asking for help since I can accomplish what I want. I just want to know, if I understand everything right. But please, see for yourself:
I can set 256 colors in my termite config file like this:
colorx = #xxxx
color255 = #8fa200
which gives a nice green.
They are usable for LS_COLORS via a .dircolors file with the syntax:
for underlined directories using the specified green. Obviously this works for X. Now in regard to tty I am getting the standard blueish tint for directories. I can influence the actual colors used with entries in my .bashrc like:
echo -en "\e]PCffa500"
I can hack together a pretty consistent color scheme throughout my system with this.
The question is: Am I right in my understanding that ls --colors=auto is falling back to the precompiled dircolors because I am using 256 color descriptions for X? Or is there actually another mechanic controlling that? And therefore maybe even finer grained control possible.
Looking forward to learn from your wisdom...