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Re: emacs -nw -f shell prompt way too blue

From: Dan Jacobson
Subject: Re: emacs -nw -f shell prompt way too blue
Date: 27 Jan 2003 14:40:07 +0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.2

>>>>> "Johan" == Johan Bockgård <address@hidden> writes:

Johan> Dan Jacobson <address@hidden> writes:
>> Gentlemen, I get a pleasing blue prompt when I do
>> $ emacs --no-site-file -q -f shell
>> however, with
>> $ emacs --no-site-file -q -f shell -nw
>> we're talking way too dark blue.  To dark to be readable here on my
>> terminal where I've slightly turned the juice down 'to save the bulb',
>> but anyway, can't you pick a color as bright as the one when one
>> doesn't use -nw?

Johan> Emacs doesn't know that your terminal has a dark background if you
Johan> don't tell it.

Johan> Try
Johan> emacs --no-site-file -q --eval "(setq frame-background-mode 'dark)" -f 
shell -nw

OK, by the way
    frame-background-mode's value is dark

    *The brightness of the background.
    Set this to the symbol `dark' if your background color is dark, `light' if
    your background is light, or nil (default) if you want Emacs to
    examine the brightness for you.  Don't set this variable with `setq';
    this won't have the expected effect.

The docs should show us how to set it if not with setq.
Maybe (custom-set-variables '(frame-background-mode 'dark))
Ok, say so.

Also where to obtain the results of Emacs' said evaluation should be
http://jidanni.org/ Taiwan(04)25854780

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