cvs commit: hints xterm-256color.txt

tushar at tushar at
Fri Oct 3 22:42:43 PDT 2003

tushar      03/10/03 23:42:43

  Modified:    .        xterm-256color.txt
  Updated xterm-256color
  Revision  Changes    Path
  1.5       +12 -8     hints/xterm-256color.txt
  Index: xterm-256color.txt
  RCS file: /home/cvsroot/hints/xterm-256color.txt,v
  retrieving revision 1.4
  retrieving revision 1.5
  diff -u -u -r1.4 -r1.5
  --- xterm-256color.txt	16 Sep 2003 04:54:23 -0000	1.4
  +++ xterm-256color.txt	4 Oct 2003 05:42:43 -0000	1.5
  @@ -1,6 +1,6 @@
   TITLE:		256 color xterm
  -DATE:		2003-09-15
  +DATE:		2003-10-03
  @@ -21,6 +21,10 @@
   to earlier versions of XFree86 4.x.  (Back when there were
   only 3 tarballs for XFree86, xterm was in the first tarball).
  +Fri Oct  3 22:09:52 EDT 2003  Reference vim-6.2.  Use 
  +xterm-color as TERM.  Make test programs executable.  Tested
   LICENSE:		GNU Free Documentation License
  @@ -56,7 +60,7 @@
   cd xc/programs/xterm &&
   rm -f *.o
   xmkmf &&
  +sed 's/_WIDE_CHARS/_WIDE_CHARS -DOPT_256_COLORS -DDFT_TERM_TYPE=xterm-color/' \
   	Makefile > Makefile~ &&
   mv Makefile~ Makefile &&
   make &&
  @@ -74,13 +78,12 @@
   make install
   5) Update your TERM variable
  -Use linux as your TERM type.  Amazingly it gives better
  -colors than xterm-256color.  You may want
  +Use xterm-color as your TERM type.  You may want
   something like this in your /etc/bashrc:
   case `tty` in
  -	export TERM=linux
  +	export TERM=xterm-color
  @@ -122,24 +125,25 @@
   8) Log all the way out and come back in.  
   You can do a combination of xrdb and sourcing your .bash_profile,
   but your window manager will still think your TERM is xterm and
  -not linux.  To eliminate confusion, just log out to xdm
  +not xterm-color.  To eliminate confusion, just log out to xdm
   or the login prompt and come back in.
   9) Checking colors
   There are several nifty xterm tests in xc/programs/xterm/vttests.  
   The fastest one for testing colors is  Just run:
  +chmod +x *.pl
   10) Testing vim colors
   Vim has a colortest program that you run with vim:
  -vim /usr/share/vim/vim58/syntax/colortest.vim
  +vim /usr/share/vim/vim62/syntax/colortest.vim
   >From inside vim, type:
   :source %
  -I counted about 22 colors in this test, but it's nice seeing
  +I counted about 23 colors in this test, but it's nice seeing
   the words associated with the colors.
   11) Have fun.  Let me know if something here is inaccurate or

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