Re: [dev][st] Approach to adding -bg colour option to st

From: Aurélien Aptel <>
Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2011 10:48:16 +0200

On Sun, Apr 24, 2011 at 8:10 PM, David Tweed <> wrote:
> to convert DefaultBG and DefaultFG from #define's into full C
> variables with defaults and add option partsing code to set them
> according to -fg and -bg. (The simplest thing would be to make the
> argument be an array index rather than parsing a colour spec.) Before
> I start working on a patch, does that sound like the appropriate way
> to do this or is there a different way of handling colour that's being
> envisaged?

A X11 parsable color is better (#rrggbb, "light red", etc). One
solution would be to just overwrite dc.col[DefaultBG].
There's also an xterm esc seq that does the same thing [1]. Maybe both
could be implemented.

1: ESC ] 49 ; xx BEL
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