Source for - Color themes for Xresources aware terminals.
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This is the source code that powers is a color theme directory for terminals that support color configuration through X resources. It provides a visual presentation of the themes and will hopefully grow over time with help from the community :).

How to use these themes

Download and use the #include directive in your .Xdefaults or .Xresources files. Then load/reload using the xrdb utility. For more information see here.


#include "<path/to/theme>/rezza"


  1. Fork the xcolors repository.

  2. Add your theme file(s) in the themes folder found in the project's root directory.

  3. Commit your changes.

  4. If you make changes to the source code make sure the tests are green.

  5. Make a pull request (make sure you are not on Master branch)

  6. Changes will show at the xcolors site as soon as the PR is merged to the master branch.

  7. You make it to the hall of fame.

Supported formats

Both files using rgb *color0: rgb:19/19/19 and hash *color0: #2e3436 notation are supported. Lines starting with URxvt* and URxvt. are also supported.

Supported keywords

Keywords: *color (from 0 to 15), *background, and *foreground are supported. Everything else is ignored.

How this works is powered by Flask, the Python micro-framework and is hosted at Heroku. Only the master branch of this repository is deployed at heroku, so this branch should reflect the website contents/state.

With each push to heroku and before the Flask framework fires-up, a bit of python magic happens. The files (themes) that reside in the themes folder of the root directory are parsed. Then, for each theme file, a corresponding html file is generated using the Jinja2 engine in the templates/xcolors folder. These files are imported later by the templates/index.html template, when the main page is requested.

Local install

Navigate in the project's root directory and create the python virtual environment using mkvirtualenv:

$ mkvirtualenv -p /path/to/pyhon2 xcolors

Then activate it:

$ workon xcolors

Intall dependencies using pip:

$ pip install -r requirements.txt

Run using python or better use heroku's foreman which will honor the Procfile contents.

$ foreman start

Run the tests with:

$ python -m unittest discover


This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation version 3 of the License.

A copy of theGNU General Public License can be found in GNU Licence Page