Color me baby!

21 Mar 2017

It's been a while since my last post. I had been a bit troubled by the pace of things happening in life. Anyways I'm back and well ... Happy new year!

Now that we've got that out of the way, let's start colorising our $TERMINAL. This write up is a list of things, that make me happy at the command-line. It basically covers programs, with a lil' bit of shell-fu, that spit way more colors than they should. But hey, it's uber cool than just a green terminal.


Inorder to have "full color", our terminal emulator should support it. I use xfce4-terminal as my terminal. And in my $SHELL's rc file (usually the most common $HOME/.bashrc or $HOME/.zshrc), I would add a line that goes export TERM="xterm-256color". I also from time to time use tmux which is a terminal multiplexer. The following snippet should be added to the top of $HOME/.tmux.conf for a seamless colorful terminal experience.

## yeah! moar color support
set -g default-terminal "screen-256color"

# doesn't hurt if utf support is enabled :)
set -g utf8
set-window-option -g utf8 on

Let's do this


I know this is only a few things, but I hope you go out and rice your masterpiece. Eye candy is an important part of everything I do. It makes having to look at a screen, a pleasure.

I hope the "one-more-thing-to-rice" bug has bitten you. And oh! if you're into this, drop by at the BBQ.

Have a great day!