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Re: Customize `less' colors to look like `most'


>>> I've tried to copy all sort of color schemes to try and get colors
>>> in the man pages -- for example, like what `most' does by default.
>>> I've never been successful to get something like
>>> to highlight man pages, even with the given LESS_TERMCAP_* given in
>>> example.
>>> What am I missing?
>>> Here is the relevant part of my .zshrc:
>>> PAGER="less"
>>> # Colored man pages:
>>> #
>>> export LESS_TERMCAP_mb=$'\E[01;31m'     # enter_blink_mode
>>> export LESS_TERMCAP_md=$'\E[01;38;5;74m' # enter_bold_mode
>>> export LESS_TERMCAP_so=$'\E[38;5;016m\E[48;5;220m' # enter_standout_mode
>>> export LESS_TERMCAP_us=$'\E[04;38;5;146m' # enter_underline_mode
>>> export LESS_TERMCAP_me=$'\E[0m'         # exit_attribute_mode
>>> export LESS_TERMCAP_se=$'\E[0m'         # exit_standout_mode
>>> export LESS_TERMCAP_ue=$'\E[0m'         # exit_underline_mode
>>> # tailoring `less'
>>> LESS="--quit-at-eof --ignore-case --long-prompt --raw-control-chars"
>>> And here is my .minttyrc:
>>> BoldAsColour=yes
>>> BoldAsFont=no
>>> Font=Consolas
>>> FontHeight=10
>>> RightClickAction=paste
>>> Rows=43
>>> ScrollbackLines=100000
>>> Term=xterm-256color
>> See what I get at
> I couldn't get this to work in an X-term. The bottom line ("Manual
> page less(1) line 1 ....") has a yellow background, but the text is
> still white (or bold white) on black.

You mean you couldn't reproduce the same colors for the "mode line" as
in my screenshot?

> Any secrets?

Those colors come from the following definition (copy/paste'd from
somewhere -- not so readeable to me):

--8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---
export LESS_TERMCAP_so=$'\E[38;5;016m\E[48;5;220m' # enter_standout_mode
--8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---

Though, _my_ problem is to get colors for all the other elements (what's
bold, underlined, etc.).

Best regards,

Sebastien Vauban

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