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Old 09-24-2003, 12:31 PM   #1
Stumo
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Question Changing the colour of man pages


Does anyone know where man gets it's colors from? The default on my box is to have NAME, SYNOPSIS etc. in dark blue, which looks fine on the default white background, but is difficult to read using a black background.

I've tried googling, and that told me enough to get ls to swap colours, but trying to search for pages relating to man itself (as opposed to man pages for other stuff) seems impossible.
 
Old 09-24-2003, 12:37 PM   #2
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i saw that knoppix has preconfigured and colored terminals just try and look at its /etc/profile
 
Old 09-24-2003, 01:03 PM   #3
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Could someone email me this to save me downloading the entire thing?

Cheers
 
Old 09-24-2003, 03:17 PM   #4
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first i would add this in your /etc/profile (with root permissions)
Code:
alias l='ls --color=auto -alF'
alias la="ls -la --color=auto"
alias li='ls --color=auto -lisa |more'
alias ll="ls -l --color=auto"
alias ls="ls --color=auto"
i can't tell u no more now
 
Old 09-24-2003, 04:16 PM   #5
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Sorry - I've got ls sorted, those aren't the problem. It's just man pages where I can't get the colour right. I fear my post may have misled you
 
  


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