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Old 08-31-2001
color in emacs... when ssh-ing to my FreeBSD box


I'm trying to be able to get color with my SSH sessions (I'm using PuTTY) when using Emacs... but I've been unable to.

Someone told me to change the Terminal-type string to "xterm-color" and I've tried that... but I still can't get any color.

Any and all help will be appreciated.
xyyz
# 2  
Old 08-31-2001
Lets narrow things down: does color work at the command line? (not sure if FreeBSD supports color ls?) Try the following:

echo ^[[34mhello^[[37m

(where the sequence ^[ is produced by hitting ctrl-v then escape)

You should get the word hello printed in blue if your terminal supports color.
# 3  
Old 09-02-2001
Quote:
Originally posted by PxT
Lets narrow things down: does color work at the command line? (not sure if FreeBSD supports color ls?) Try the following:

echo ^[[34mhello^[[37m

(where the sequence ^[ is produced by hitting ctrl-v then escape)

You should get the word hello printed in blue if your terminal supports color.
thanks for your help... and I applogize for my late response...
okay, I did what you told me to do... and yes the word "hello" did appear in blue... and my prompt changed to a very light grey.

mind you ... I did this from my freebsd console in KDE... I dunno if that makes a difference.
xyyz
# 4  
Old 09-03-2001

I use putty to connect to all the Unices at work. I get color on the Slackware boxes (that support it), and my terminal type string is simply set to "xterm" (no quotes). If that doesn't work, try executing (from the console): echo $TERM. Now, set whatever the value of TERM is as your terminal type string in putty. Hope it works!

# 5  
Old 09-04-2001
Maybe you just dont have color enabled in emacs?

I'm not familiar with it myself, but it looks like you could check out this page: http://www.emacswiki.org/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?AnsiColor

for details on turning on the color support.
 

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