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Re: Variable colors in hardstatus line

From: Chris Jones
Subject: Re: Variable colors in hardstatus line
Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2009 00:38:56 -0500
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

On Wed, Jan 28, 2009 at 09:33:25PM EST, Joe Zbiciak wrote:
> 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
> documentation:
> | Colors are coded either as a hexadecimal number or two letters specify-
> | ing the desired background and foreground color (in  that  order).
> Would the hexadecimal form provide 256 color support?

Pretty sure they don't.. must've asked this question before.. I need to
take a look at the archives.

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