Terminal Guide

256 Color Background

Set: 48:5:...
Reset: 49
urxvt
xterm
vte
konsole
linuxvc

Change background color to specific palette color.

This has multiple possible forms.

Attribute
(1)48:5:Ⓝadditional subparameters are ignored
(2)48;5:Ⓝadditional subparameters are ignored
(3)48;5;Ⓝ

The color palette can be modified by change/read palette color, set attribute replacement colors, alias: activate/deactivate attribute replacement colors, activate/deactivate attribute replacement colors, reset palette colors and reset attribute replacement colors.

See 256 color foreground for the default palette.

urxvt ( ✓ )

urxvt only supports form 3

xterm ( ✔ )

xterm supports forms 1, 2 and 3.

vte ( ✔ )

xterm supports forms 1 and 3.

konsole ( ✓ )

konsole only supports form 3

linuxvc ( ✓ )

🛈 linuxvc only supports form 3. 🛈 linuxvc uses a hardcoded palette. (even colors 0-15 need not match named colors) 🛆 linuxvc approximates from a 8 color (non bright basic colors) palette using just the high bit of the color components.