Enabling color for putty session


 
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# 1  
Old 11-23-2009
Enabling color for putty session

Hi Everyone:

Is there any way to enable colors through putty for a session into AIX? I've tried to set the TERM variable to xterm-256color but it doesn't work

having a 8-color terminal would be okay for me

thanks in advance
# 2  
Old 11-24-2009
Hi , you can change colors in putty. Run putty extend tab "Window" and there is "Colours". Click on it and there you go Smilie .
# 3  
Old 11-24-2009
Hi phobus

i've seen that dialog however it just changes color settings i.e your terminal must be preconfigured for displaying colors, the next line doesn't work for me:

Code:
export TERM=xterm-256color

i'm working on AIX and i don't have root access
# 4  
Old 11-24-2009
Hmmm ... if I got it right ... you connect to the server via putty. If so then you don't have to do anything on the server , because this setting (change color in "window - colors in putty" ) will not effect your aix terminal (you do not have to do anything on the server). I use this putty to connect to the aix servers every day ... and I don't remember changing or configuring any display settings on the server.
Did you try to change like Default Foreground in putty? Did it change color?
# 5  
Old 11-24-2009
HI phobus

well, i've started working with ncurses and the has_colors function always returns FALSE.

you're right, i can configure putty for using colors but i want to set colors for windows and more stuff

kind regards
# 6  
Old 11-25-2009
Out of interest, the nmon cpu display shows colour-coded bars (run nmon, then press c) on:
Code:
$ oslevel -r
6100-02

$ echo $TERM
xterm

$ lslpp -l bos.perf.tools
  Fileset                      Level  State      Description
  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Path: /usr/lib/objrepos
  bos.perf.tools             6.1.2.1  COMMITTED  Base Performance Tools

Path: /etc/objrepos
  bos.perf.tools             6.1.2.1  COMMITTED  Base Performance Tools

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