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SETVTRGB

Section: User Commands (1)

Updated: July 2011

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NAME

setvtrgb - customize the console color map

SYNOPSIS

setvtrgb vga

setvtrgb FILE|-

DESCRIPTION

setvtrgb sets the console color map in all virtual terminals according to custom values specified in a file or standard input. With the `vga' parameter, it can also be used to restore the settings built into the kernel.

When invoked with a filename or `-', setvtrgb expects input as follows:

  color0_r,color1_r,...,color15_r

  color0_g,color1_g,...,color15_g

  color0_b,color1_b,...,color15_b

where colorN_{r,g,b} is the red/green/blue portion of the respective color in decimal notation in the 0..255 range. To pre-seed a file in the correct format, you can use

  cat /sys/module/vt/parameters/default_{red,grn,blu}

The meanings of the color values are defined as follows:

  +--------+--------+---------+

  | Normal | Bright | Color   |

  +--------+--------+---------+

  |      0 |      8 | Black   |

  |      1 |      9 | Red     |

  |      2 |     10 | Green   |

  |      3 |     11 | Yellow  |

  |      4 |     12 | Blue    |

  |      5 |     13 | Magenta |

  |      6 |     14 | Cyan    |

  |      7 |     15 | White   |

  +---------------------------+

AUTHOR

setvtrgb is Copyright © 2011 Alexey Gladkov <[email protected]>, with portions by Dustin Kirkland <[email protected]> and Seth Forshee <[email protected]> at Canonical Ltd.

This manual page was written by Michael Schutte <[email protected]> for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).


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