I recently installed GNU screen on a machine I ssh into. How do I get GNU screen to use 256 colors?
So far, I've tried adding the following to my
attrcolor b ".I" # allow bold colors - necessary for some reason termcapinfo xterm 'Co#256:AB=\E[48;5;%dm:AF=\E[38;5;%dm' # tell screen how to set colors. AB = background, AF=foreground defbce on # use current bg color for erased chars
but neither worked.
In the login shell, before I start screen, when I run this script, which prints 256 colors, I get normal output. When I use the command
tput colors I get the output
When I start screen and run the script, I get 16 colors mapped to 256 colors – there are large blocks of solid color. When I run
tput colors I get
term screen-256color is in my .screenrc).
edit: I got it to work – I didn't configure screen with the