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Re: do you have a 256 color test you could share?

From: Patrick
Subject: Re: do you have a 256 color test you could share?
Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2014 13:29:18 -0400
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Thanks Richard and thanks Bret!

It was my basrc that was the issue.
I had trouble with
export TERM=xterm-256color
on Debian

I changed it to:
export TERM="xterm+256color"
and then later to:
export TERM=rxvt-unicode

So it was the weirdness I introduced.

I have 256 colors and 256 color pairs being reported now.

Thanks again-Patrick

On 14-10-17 12:52 AM, Bret Harry wrote:
Hi Patrick,

I believe there is a test program in ncurses that does this, see test/ncurses 
and choose option c. On my system I have to set these environment variables:

   export TERM=xterm-256color
   export TERMINFO=/lib/terminfo/


On Thu, Oct 16, 2014 at 06:18:33PM -0400, Patrick wrote:
Hi Everyone

I have found some terminal tests such as vttest that do not deal
with color and I have found little test programs that showcase the
256 colors that several terminals I have installed are capable of
but these test programs use ANSI escape sequences.

Does anyone happen to have a little program to test 256 colors in
foreground and background that you could share with me that is
ncurses based? I have different terminals giving 88 for the COLORS
value while the 256 ANSI escape programs show 256. If I had a know
test program and a known terminal that it would work in, then I
could probably troubleshoot some of the problems I am having.

Thanks for reading-Patrick

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