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Re: Variable colors in hardstatus line

From: Joe Zbiciak
Subject: Re: Variable colors in hardstatus line
Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2009 18:33:25 -0800 (PST)

Chris Jones <address@hidden> wrote:

> I need to conform to screen's "STRING ESCAPES" syntax for coloring and
> therefore I can't just use the underlying xterm's ctlseq's as I was
> naively trying to do.  :-(
> Or to put it another way, since screen's syntax only supports 8+8 colors
> via the "color" letters [k, r, g, y, .. etc.] plus the "bold" attribute
> for brighter versions.. it looks like I would need to add 256-color
> support to screen's hardstatus line first and then use th "extended
> syntax" in my scripts.

I don't know much about the syntax myself, but I see the following in the

| Colors are coded either as a hexadecimal number or two letters specify‚Äź
| ing the desired background and foreground color (in  that  order).

Would the hexadecimal form provide 256 color support?

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