full ANSI color in X?

in Genius Bar edited January 2014
does anyone know how to get the terminal to do this?

i found somthing on mac os x hints, but i couldnt get ncurses to install, so i couldnt do it. help anyone?


  • Reply 1 of 5
    defiantdefiant Posts: 4,876member
    I don't really know what you are talking about-

    but in the window settings of terminal there is a option that deals with ANSI colors, I believe.
  • Reply 2 of 5
    not 100% sure on how to describe it myself. for example, i use emacs alot for coding php and html. on my mac, i use the terminal to ssh into my server and code the html there, and on a pc, i use a telnet/ssh client called putty. emacs has a syntax highlighting option that color codes the html and php coding. on the mac, all i see are highlighted blocks of code and bold letters, using the 2 colors you pick in the terminal, however, using putty on a pc, it uses many colors to define functions, quoted text, etc. as i said before, i did find somthing on mac os hints on how to set this up, but it didnt work on my machine, here is the link:

    <a href="http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20020408225741777"; target="_blank">ANSI color support</a>
  • Reply 3 of 5
    quaremquarem Posts: 254member
    Try <a href="http://www.osxfaq.com"; target="_blank">OSX FAQ</a> I think they might have what you are looking for in their daily unix tips archive.
  • Reply 4 of 5
    no help there
  • Reply 5 of 5
    whoohoo! solution found!

    if u r running 10.2, make or edit ~/.login so that it has this line: setenv TERM xterm-color
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