Re: Changing colors

Pavel Roskin wrote:


On a normal text console, if i do any of:
  mc -C yellow,green
  mc -C normal=yellow,green
  mc -c -C normal=yellow,green

then i still get a blue background and grey/white text.

That's the expected result for "mc -C yellow,green"

I just tried:  mc -C yellow,green today and it worked on a normal
console and in an xterm. Don't know why it didn't before.

It doesn't work for me (CVS version of mc).  I mean, it has no effect.
Unfortunately, there is no error message about invalid command line.

I made a typo. Should have been: "mc -C normal=yellow,green"
xterm uses its own colors.  Read documentation for xterm to change
them or use another terminal that supports palette switching, such as
konsole and gnome-terminal.

I've read the manuals in the /usr/doc/mc directory on debian (FAQ.gz)
and looked on the net, but there's nothing about setting the background

Sometime it also helps to read the parts of the message you are quoting.
"man xterm" describes how to set standard colors.

I've spent hours setting .Xresources and using editres to view and set
various widget colour settings, but i think mc is getting its own colours
from elsewhere. And anyway, i can't even set the background color of mc
on a normal linux (non-x) console.
mc --help-colors  gives a list of options, but nothing affects the
background colour of the left and right viewing panes. How can i
do this?

If you mean "quick view", it is affected by the "normal" attribute.
I used "mc -C normal=yellow,green" and took this screenshot:

I'm understanding the colour settings better now.
In, on the left
pane, the line with "/.." (and all other directories) are shown
in blue. How do i change that colour? (eg, to the background colour)

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