Solarized Colorscheme for Gnome Terminal
Notes about color settings in Gnome Terminal
In Gnome terminal there are built-in color profiles, but these are hardcoded and we cannot change or add these profiles. These scripts are setting a few gconf parameters that will set the palette colors, foreground, background and highlight colors to either a light or dark color scheme.
Only the foreground, background and highlight colors are different in the light and dark color sets, as one of the main ideas behind Ethan Schonoovers work is to use the same colors in the palette for both.
See the Solarized homepage for theory behind the colors, screenshots, details and colorscheme versions for Vim, Mutt, popular terminal emulators and other applications.
Installation and usage
Clone the [git repository], create a new profile from gnome-terminal Menu, say "Solarized", and then run one of the scripts: set_light.sh or set_dark.sh.
$ git clone git://github.com/sigurdga/gnome-terminal-colors-solarized.git $ cd gnome-terminal-colors-solarized $ ./set_light.sh $ ./set_dark.sh
Of course, you only need to run one of the scripts. See the Solarized homepage for screenshots which will help you select either the light or dark background.
Specifying the profile to change
And you can run them with a parameter, telling it which profile to modify. To change another profile than the last created profile, this profile need to exist before you run the command. Now, at this point, it is not as easy as it should be, as the profile you create in the terminal have another name on disk; the first one will be called Profile0, the second Profile1, etc.