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 <gladkov.alexey [at] gmail.com>, with portions by Dustin Kirkland <kirkland [at] canonical.com> and Seth Forshee <seth.forshee [at] canonical.com> at Canonical Ltd.

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