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Re: TERM=xterm-256color but emacs=8color

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: TERM=xterm-256color but emacs=8color
Date: Tue, 04 Jan 2005 07:02:15 +0200

> From: kj <address@hidden>
> Date: Tue, 4 Jan 2005 01:30:31 +0000 (UTC)
> Well, I just compiled emacs from the CVS codebase, but when I run
> *this* emacs -nw on an xterm that I *know* (thanks to vttest/
> supports more than 8 colors, *still* list-colors-display shows only
> 8 colors.

Does it work if you invoke Emacs like this:

  emacs -nw --color=256


> * Are any special configuration options/compilation flags required
> for 256-color support?

No, Emacs should figure that out itself, I think.

> P.S.  It took an eternity to compile (make bookstrap) emacs.  Is
> there a quicker way?

No, bookstraping is supposed to be long.  But if you resynch with CVS
frequently enough, you will not need to bookstrap more than once.

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