utilities to test color capabilities of terminal
Most terminals are capable of displaying 16 colors; 8 colors and 2 different brightness values, some (like xterm) can display more, even 256 colors.
The colortest package includes set of utilities to help test how many colors a terminal can show. These color settings depend on the $TERM environment variable and termcap entry and by adjusting or selecting correct values, higher colors may be available. The following numbers of colors can be tested for: 8, 16 and 256 colors.
released on 24 June 2011
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In the colortest, it reads: "by entheon, do whatever the hell youwant with this file".
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|Wolfgang Frisch (colortable16.sh)||contact|
|Jari Aalto||Maintainer Debian|
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