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CMDebug / TCC-RT Help v. 26

Purpose:Change the default display colors

 

Format:COLOR [/F filename] [BRIght] fg ON [BRIght] bg

COLOR [/FG:rgb /BG:rgb]

COLOR [/FT:color /BG:color]

COLOR /P[color]

 

fgThe new foreground color
bgThe new background color

 

See also: CLS and Colors and Color Names for details about using colors and the name and numeric codes for colors.

 

Usage:

 

COLOR is normally used in batch files before displaying text. For example, to set screen colors to bright white on blue, you can use this command:

 

color bright white on blue

 

TCC also supports the CMD syntax:

 

COLOR bf

 

In this syntax, b is a hexadecimal digit that specifies the background color and f is a hexadecimal digit that specifies the foreground color.

 

If you do not specify a new foreground and background color, COLOR will revert the display colors to those used when TCC was started (for compatibility with CMD).

 

If you have ANSI enabled and StdColors and/or InputColors set, they will override a COLOR command.

 

COLOR now supports changing the console color palette with either an .INI file (for example, as used by the ColorTool utility), or an .ITERMCOLORS file. The syntax is:

 

COLOR /F filename

 

If you are running in a Take Command tab window, COLOR will pass the new colors to Take Command to update the tab window. You can have a different color palette in each tab window.

 

You can set the foreground and background color in a TCC console window (not a TCMD tab window) to 16 million or 256 colors with the /FG and /BG options. You must be running Windows 10 and have ANSI enabled.

 

Options:

 

/FG:rgbSets the foreground color to the 16 million color RGB value specified. Valid ranges for r, g, and b are 0-255.

 

/BG:rgbSets the background color to the 16 million color RGB value specified. Valid ranges for r, g, and b are 0-255.

 

/FG:colorSets the foreground color to the 256 color (xterm) value specified. Valid range for color is 0 - 255.

 

/FG:colorSets the background color to the 256 color (xterm) value specified. Valid range for color is 0 - 255.

 

/PDisplays a color picker dialog to select a color. Must be used with /FG or /BG, and cannot be combined with /F.