I just got Raspberry pi and I'm new to linux overall. Enjoying so far, except default color schemes are tiring my eyes. I found nice color scheme Solarized, but I can't figure it out how to apply it to LXTerminal 0.2.0 and nano 2.2.6.

I'm running Linux raspberrypi 4.9.35.

I would really appreciate some guidance on how to do it.

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Solarized is apparently built-in to LXTerminal 0.3.0. One solution to your problem would be to upgrade to 0.3.0, which is available in the Stretch repository.

It doesn't look like LXTerminal is in Backports, so upgrading to Stretch would probably be necessary here.

Alternatively, if you don't want to upgrade your whole system just for that, you could try using solarized-termcolor-osc4 which is supposed to be a close approximation to Solarized.

If you download that .sh file and put it somewhere in your home directory, you'll just need to add a line in your ~/.bashrc to run the script every time your terminal starts. You'll probably need something like this on a new line in your ~/.bashrc:


This assumes you save the file as solarized.sh in your home directory. Also, remember to set +x in your terminal (you only need to do this once—don't put it in the .bashrc):

$ chmod +x ~/solarized.sh
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    I just finished upgrading to Stretch, all went smooth. Indeed in this version you can just pick color scheme, which is very handy. Also thank you for help second time :)
    – SoulJam
    Commented Aug 22, 2017 at 20:46

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