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Re: emacs -nw, screen and 256 colors

From: David Hansen
Subject: Re: emacs -nw, screen and 256 colors
Date: Wed, 28 Apr 2004 11:05:47 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.110002 (No Gnus v0.2) Emacs/21.3.50 (gnu/linux)

On Mon, 26 Apr 2004 12:43:41 -0700 Josh Howard wrote:

> David Hansen <> writes:
>> and would like to use it with GNU screen and 256 colors.
>> In a xterm without screen emacs can use 256 colors (shown
>> by `list-colors-display') but when running in screen emacs
>> shows only 8 colors (even the bold variants color8-color15
>> doesn't seem to work).
> It seems like there was a patch in a somewhat recent version of
> screen which helped with 256 color support. Using screen 4.00.01 and
> doing an export TERM=xterm-256color in the screen, to semi-override
> the 'screen' termcap entry, I'm able to see all 256 colors without
> needing to do anything else.

TERM=xterm-256color looks nice.  Bold is still screwed but
there are enough colors now for highlighting :)

-- David

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