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|Summary:||xterm color works when it shouldn't|
|Product:||[Fedora] Fedora||Reporter:||David A. De Graaf <dad>|
|Component:||xterm||Assignee:||Jason Vas Dias <jvdias>|
|Status:||CLOSED NOTABUG||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2006-04-13 16:35:30 EDT||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description David A. De Graaf 2006-04-05 10:36:18 EDT
Description of problem: xterm man page says *customization: -color is needed, but it isn't. Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): xterm-211-1.FC5 How reproducible: Always. Steps to Reproduce: 1. Put *customization: -color into ~/.Xdefaults; start X; start xterm -bg red4 and observe a red background. 2. Remove customization: -color from ~/.Xdefaults; start X; start xterm -bg red4 and observe a red background. 3. Actual results: Color happens with or without the line. Expected results: The man page says the line is needed to get color. Additional info: The man page says this: /usr/lib/X11/app-defaults/XTerm-color the xterm color application resources. If your display supports color, use this *customization: -color in your .Xdefaults file to automatically turn on color in xterm and similar applications. Is this correct? The program doesn't seem to know it. BTW, color didn't work at all in xterm-209-4.i386.rpm, but it does work again with the update - xterm-211-1.FC5. Thanks for fixing it. I found this man page anomaly while searching for a solution.
Comment 1 Thomas E. Dickey 2006-04-05 12:27:26 EDT
The manpage is wrong - the default (compiled-in) resource settings have enabled color since 1999.
Comment 2 Jason Vas Dias 2006-04-13 16:35:30 EDT
Comment #1 is correct - xterm color mode operation is enabled by default. The man-page merely states (correctly) that you can make xterm use different color defaults by using the '*customization:-color' Xresource to select the XTerm.color app-defaults file, instead of the XTerm app-default file - and you can. Closing as 'NOTABUG'.