How to make eix in Gentoo look good with the Solarized colourscheme

August 14, 2020

Something that has always been bothering me with the tool eix is the default colours when you use the Solarized colourscheme for your terminal emulator.

Thankfully I found a solution to that today and eix looks a lot better for me now. Here’s a comparison with a before and after images:

I found the solution in this post over at the Gentoo forums. The solution is to simply set the variable SOLARIZED=true in your shell. You do this with the command export SOLARIZED=true. If you want to make it permanent you just add it to your configuration file for your shell.


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