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Nov

A Nice Color Scheme Tester Script for Terminal Shell

This is a shell script that outputs your current unix color scheme. This is handy for when you’re trying to come up with your own theme. It comes from http://www.frexx.de/xterm-256-notes/. I’m taking no original credit for this script. I simply want to share it with the readers since I found it very clean and useful. You simply copy the code to a script, use ‘chmod +x colortheme.sh’ as usual, and then run it with ./colorscheme.sh. I’m going to duplicate the script here for redundancy (I want to make sure it’s always there for myself too!):

#!/bin/bash
#
# Description:
#
#    Prints a color table of 8bg * 8fg * 2 states (regular/bold)
#
# Copyright:
#
#    (C) 2009 Wolfgang Frisch <[email protected]>
#
# License:
#
#    This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify
#    it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
#    the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or
#    (at your option) any later version.
#
#    This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
#    but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
#    MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the
#    GNU General Public License for more details.
#
#    You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
#    along with this program.  If not, see <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/>.

echo
echo Table for 16-color terminal escape sequences.
echo Replace ESC with \033 in bash.
echo
echo "Background | Foreground colors"
echo "---------------------------------------------------------------------"
for((bg=40;bg<=47;bg++)); do
	for((bold=0;bold<=1;bold++)) do
		echo -en "\033[0m"" ESC[${bg}m   | "
		for((fg=30;fg<=37;fg++)); do
			if [ $bold == "0" ]; then
				echo -en "\033[${bg}m\033[${fg}m [${fg}m  "
			else
				echo -en "\033[${bg}m\033[1;${fg}m [1;${fg}m"
			fi
		done
		echo -e "\033[0m"
	done
	echo "--------------------------------------------------------------------- "
done

echo
echo

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  • sgc2c
    January 20th, 2014 at 8:44 am

    You accidentally some javascript in your pasted bash.

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