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

From: Troels Henriksen <>
Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2011 10:56:15 +0200

Aurélien Aptel <> writes:

> 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).

This is true, because then XAllocNamedColor will handle everything for

It is also worth considering whether to handle this via X Resources (the
~/.Xdefaults file) instead of command line options - since a terminal is
not normally something you are going to start by invoking directly, but
rather through a shortcut in your window manager.

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