The files $HOME/.sysadmcolor and
describe what colors will be used within each window of
This feature will only come into effect on
terminals which support color, and have the necessary information in
is started, it will first try to read the file .sysadmcolor in the
user's home directory. If that file does not exist, it will try to read
the file /usr/lib/sysadm/sysadmcolor. If neither file exists, a
default color table stored within
The environment variable $SYSADM may be set to other than
the directory /usr/lib/sysadm to specify a different
path to be searched for the sysadmcolor file.
Each line in a sysadmcolor file must be in one of the following
The first character must be a number sign (#); the rest of the line
is taken to be a comment and ignored.
Any lines containing just tabs and spaces will be ignored.
This line has three whitespace-separated fields (as shown in
the ``Format'' section).
The window field is a label for one of the various windows that
can display, chosen from the following;
which contains the name of the last selected menu entry,
located in the top right of the display
which contains the current working directory and date, located
on the fourth line of the display
which contains the description of the currently available menu
selections, located on the third line of the display
which is used to edit text, usually opened over a field the user has
selected for editing
in which error messages display, located on the bottom line
of the display
in which forms are displayed
which contains the menu bar, located on the second line of the
which displays those editing modes which are in effect, located
in the middle of the top line of the display
which is used for pick-and-point lists
which is used to display scanned listings of data
The foreground_color and background_color fields
contain the code numbers for the foreground and background colors
used in that window. The codes for each color are listed below:
Note that if the file does not contain a line for a particular window
construct, the default colors from the internal color table will be used.
The following example file shows the default colors used by