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how to use 256 colors for background color in terminal

I know how to use 256 colors for text in terminal: printf "\033[38;5;196mhello\n" But for background color, I seem to be limited to the basic 8 colors only, ie: printf "\033[41mhello\n&...
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Scrolling terminal up using ANSI escape codes

I'm trying to create a simple terminal program that can "scroll up" to see text that has been written to the terminal (but has since moved off the screen). I can use the ANSI escape code \...
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In this \033[01;32m VT100 style ANSI Escape Sequences what is the 01; and the m?

This came from ~/.bashrc PS1='${debian_chroot:+($debian_chroot)}\[\033[01;32m\]\u@\h\[\033[00m\]:\[\033[01;34m\]\w\[\033[00m\]\$ ' Notice the \033[01;32m I know \033[ is a Control Sequence ...
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Avoid ANSI codes in bash prompt when using arrow keys

First of all, aw two things to make clear: Yes I've seen there are already several questions with a similar sounding headline, but they are neither talking about the same situation nor do they have a ...
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What ANSI escape 0x1b[0A and other 0 value codes should do?

I working on my ANSI formatting code for jQuery Terminal. It almost working but I have one issue it's related to 0A ansi code that should move cursor (also other 0 cursor codes: B C D E F) I've ...
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Bashrc not loading when running manpager

I have found issues with using the MANPAGER variable in bash in order to set vim to be my manpager. Initially I set my manpager using the method shown in :help manpager by doing: export MANPAGER="...
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What should ASCII character 26 do?

I have code where I display ANSI art, I've found that last 128 bytes hold SAUCE meta data. The problem I have is just before the SAUCE data there is one character that looks out of place, that is ...
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What is the 38;5 sequence in $PS1?

I tried to find info online, but I could not find any. It seems that many people use a specific sequence of numbers, without actually providing any explanation why. More specifically, my $PS1 in ...
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What's the correct way to use ANSI escape sequences to edit terminal content “in place”?

So I'm trying to have a simple terminal application with the following behavior: On launch, the screen is cleared, and some content is written at the top of the empty screen Every time "enter" is ...
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How do I add characters to the ANSI terminal so that the user can move their cursor through them?

Specifically, I want to do something like this: aaaaaaaa_ Where the cursor can move through the as.
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How to fix HOME and END buttons in Bash with ANSI prompt? [duplicate]

In bash, whenever I have a prompt with ANSI color codes, it messes up the HOME and END functionality. Is there an obvious fix for this? To re-create: PS1="\e[0;33m\u@\e[m $ " echo "This is a very ...
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Bash - ANSI color code for purple background with bold black text

What is the ANSI color code for a purple (or dark purple) background with black bold text (foreground). As an example, here is cyan with black bold text: echo -e "\e[30;1;46mExample\e[0m" After ...
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How to “echo” colored messages without “-e” option nor intermediate variable?

I really struggle understanding the behavior of echo (and others such commands) while processing ANSI escape codes to print colored messages. I know I can use the -e option like this: echo -e "\e[...
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Clearing a line when terminal window is narrowed

Consider the following code (written in PHP, but that's not important. Answers may use pure Bash). The goal is to fill a terminal line with characters for the entire width of the line. Now, if you ...
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Display ANSI colours with curl?

I'm currently trying to curl some raw text and have it displayed with interpreted ANSI colours in the Terminal. Currently, when I run curl http://example.com/test.txt (not the actual URL), it simply ...
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How can I make ANSI RGB color codes bold?

I've been learning how to customize my prompt with colors. I understand that you can define red text with \e[0;31m and define an RGB color (in the following example, R=255, G=95, B=255) as \e[38;2;...
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Changing the color of colored outputs

My terminal has a white background. When commands print yellow text to the terminal, I can't see the text clearly (due to low contrast). I thought: wouldn't it be great if all the yellow text that ...
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What type of encoding do these ANSI artworks use?

I've found this website; it has zip files (links on the main page) with all the artworks. Some of them have an .ans extension and they look like ANSI escape codes used on Linux/Unix, but when I open ...
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What is the ANSI escape equivalent of `tput sgr0`?

To avoid a subshell, what are the ANSI escape equivalents of tput sgr0 for an ANSI-compatible terminal?
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How to change colors as user in Redhat linux server (iterm2, ssh)

My school server is Redhat 7.4 and I really hate the default colors which are printed in ls. bold and dark colors with a black backround is really hard for me to see any file names. I am currently ...
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Bash: print invisible timestamp in PS1

My current PS1 looks like this: ╭dotfiles ╰(ivan)• I'd like to add an invisible timestamp to it, so I can select/highlight it with the cursor when I want to see what time a command ran, but not ...
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ANSI in BitchX not displaying properly

I am attempting to get ANSI to display properly in a screen session using Iterm2 on OS X, the default TERM is set to screen.xterm-256color I tried export TERM=vt100 and export TERM=ansi and ...
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ansi: two fast questions about this term

I'm a little confused about ANSI and sql. Is the ansi/sql relationship the same as posix/unix? Is sql language an ansi standard?