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Zenburn color scheme for gnome-terminal
#!/usr/bin/env bash
dir=$(dirname $0)
gconfdir=/apps/gnome-terminal/profiles
echo # This makes the prompts easier to follow (as do other random echos below)
########################
### Select a profile ###
########################
declare -a profiles
declare -a visnames
profiles=($(gconftool-2 -R $gconfdir | grep $gconfdir | cut -d/ -f5 | cut -d: -f1))
#get visible names
for index in ${!profiles[@]};
do
visnames[$index]=$(gconftool-2 -g $gconfdir/${profiles[$index]}/visible_name);
done
echo "Please select a Gnome Terminal profile:"
IFS=','
names="${visnames[*]}"
select profile_name in $names;
do
if [[ -z $profile_name ]]; then
echo -e "ERROR: Invalid selection -- ABORTING!\n"
exit 1
fi
break;
done
profile_key=$(expr ${REPLY} - 1)
unset IFS
#########################################################
### Show the choices made and prompt for confirmation ###
#########################################################
echo "You have selected:"
echo -e " Profile: $profile_name (gconf key: ${profiles[$profile_key]})\n"
#typeset -u confirmation
echo -n "Is this correct? (YES to continue) "
read confirmation
confirmation=$(echo $confirmation | tr '[:lower:]' '[:upper:]')
if [[ $confirmation != YES ]]; then
echo -e "ERROR: Confirmation failed -- ABORTING!\n"
exit 3
fi
########################
### Finally... do it ###
########################
echo -e "Confirmation received -- applying settings\n"
profile_path=$gconfdir/${profiles[$profile_key]}
# set palette
gconftool-2 -s -t string $profile_path/palette "#3F3F3F3F3F3F:#CCCC93939393:#7F7F9F9F7F7F:#E3E3CECEABAB:#DFDFAFAF8F8F:#CCCC93939393:#8C8CD0D0D3D3:#DCDCDCDCCCCC:#3F3F3F3F3F3F:#CCCC93939393:#7F7F9F9F7F7F:#E3E3CECEABAB:#DFDFAFAF8F8F:#CCCC93939393:#8C8CD0D0D3D3:#DCDCDCDCCCCC"
# set highlighted color to be different from foreground-color
gconftool-2 -s -t bool $profile_path/bold_color_same_as_fg false
# set foreground, background and highlight color
gconftool-2 -s -t string $profile_path/background_color "#3F3F3F3F3F3F"
gconftool-2 -s -t string $profile_path/foreground_color "#DCDCDCDCCCCC"
gconftool-2 -s -t string $profile_path/bold_color "#E3E3CECEABAB"
# make sure the profile is set to not use theme colors
gconftool-2 -s -t bool $profile_path/use_theme_colors false

My eyes (and my laziness) thank you!

thx, my screen looks nice

KurtG commented Jul 5, 2013

Nice!

dorvak commented Aug 12, 2013

Error giving:

Please select a Gnome Terminal profile:
expr: syntax error
You have selected:
  Profile:  (gconf key: )

Is this correct? (YES to continue) yes
Confirmation received -- applying settings

Error setting value: Bad key or directory name: "/apps/gnome-terminal/profiles//palette": Can't have two slashes '/' in a row
Error setting value: Bad key or directory name: "/apps/gnome-terminal/profiles//bold_color_same_as_fg": Can't have two slashes '/' in a row
Error setting value: Bad key or directory name: "/apps/gnome-terminal/profiles//background_color": Can't have two slashes '/' in a row
Error setting value: Bad key or directory name: "/apps/gnome-terminal/profiles//foreground_color": Can't have two slashes '/' in a row
Error setting value: Bad key or directory name: "/apps/gnome-terminal/profiles//bold_color": Can't have two slashes '/' in a row
Error setting value: Bad key or directory name: "/apps/gnome-terminal/profiles//use_theme_colors": Can't have two slashes '/' in a row

If you wonder why this doesn't work (you apply the thing and nothing changes).

It's probably because you version of gnome-terminal uses dconf instead of gconf.

This does not work for me, won't display any profiles. similar error to above @dorvak

I have fixed and implemented this color scheme in https://github.com/gnumoksha/gnome-terminal-colors

Thank you!

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