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restorepalette(1)	      Svgalib User Manual	     restorepalette(1)

NAME
       restorepalette - set the color palette for textmode.

SYNOPSIS
       restorepalette [filename]

DESCRIPTION
       restorepalette  without	arguments  sets the standard VGA palette. This
       can be useful if it is somehow messed up.

       With a filename argument a custom palette can be loaded (feature	 added
       by Charles Blake <chuckb@alice.wonderland.caltech.edu>).

       This  allow  a  user  to	 set up a file that looks like this one (These
       color map definitions are the same as the default VGA ones.   Alter  to
       suite  personal	tastes).  The  first column contains the number of the
       color to set, then follow three integers in range 0  -  63  (lowest  to
       highest intensity) for red, green, blue.

	       0  0  0	0   # black
	       1  0  0 42   # blue
	       2  0 42	0   # green
	       3  0 42 42   # cyan
	       4 42  0	0   # red
	       5 42  0 42   # magenta
	       6 42 21	0   # brown
	       7 42 42 42   # white
	       8 21 21 21   # bright black
	       9 21 21 63   # bright blue
	      10 21 63 21   # bright green
	      11 21 63 63   # bright cyan
	      12 63 21 21   # bright red
	      13 63 21 63   # bright magenta
	      14 63 63 21   # bright brown
	      15 63 63 63   # bright white

       The  inline  comments  are  the only kind of allowed, as I use a little
       fscanf(3) trick to get them. Blank lines are ok, but not	 pure  comment
       lines. See the comments in my code, also.

       This allows people to set up custom palettes for use in virtual console
       text modes. I use it all the time. When combined	 with  a  color-syntax
       editor  like jed-0.97+ or color-ls, etc., being able to choose your own
       text-mode palette is quite a bonus. I set mine  up  via	restorepalette
       /etc/palette  in	 my /etc/rc.  If the program is given the correct per‐
       missions, then individual users can have restorepalette	~/.palette  or
       some  such thing in their shell startup files.  Of course, it shouldn't
       be done when starting remote shells or when under X, so	some  kind  of
       test that TERM is a virtual console is needed for that case.

SEE ALSO
       svgalib(7),  vgagl(7),  libvga.config(5), vga_setpalvec(3), dumpreg(1),
       convfont(1), fix132x43(1), restorefont(1), restoretextmode(1), runx(1),
       savetextmode(1), setmclk(1), textmode(1).

AUTHOR
       This  manual  page  was	edited by Michael Weller <eowmob@exp-math.uni-
       essen.de>. The exact source of the referenced utility as well as of the
       original documentation is unknown.

       It is very likely that both are at least to some extent are due to Harm
       Hanemaayer <H.Hanemaayer@inter.nl.net>.

       Occasionally this might be wrong. I hereby asked to be excused  by  the
       original author and will happily accept any additions or corrections to
       this first version of the svgalib manual.

Svgalib (>= 1.2.11)		  2 Aug 1997		     restorepalette(1)
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