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Re: 256 colors

From: Peder Stray
Subject: Re: 256 colors
Date: Tue, 31 Jul 2007 09:18:06 +0200 (CEST)

On Tue, 31 Jul 2007, Peder Stray wrote:

How can i tell if the screen i am using really understands 256 colors or not? i try 'tput 39' both within screen and outside, both actually send \e[38;5;39m (light blue) as it should, but it seens screen translates it to \e[34m (blue). tput colors report 256 both within and outside screen.

This for a remote screen inside a screen that actuall knows 256-colors, with TERM set to screen before starting screen. Running a testprogram it seems that this inner screen knows only of the first 8 colors. Changing TERM to xterm-256color and then starting screen i seems to know abount 16 colors nstead. Both termacpentries specify 256 colors, and their diff seems to mostly include key definitions.

Screen does color conversion in both cases, so the full colorcube is translated to nearest color.

any ideas?

  Peder Stray

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