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# xterm_colour_chart

http://excess.org/article/2007/10/xterm-256-colour-chart-20/

XTerm Colour Chart 2.0 “Old and busted: Colour Cubes. New hotness: Colour Cowsrelease.

![Colour Cows Screen Shot](http://excess.org/media/image/2007/10/colour_chart_sm.png)

## Features

* Five different charts available in 256 and 88-colour modes
* Origin and rotation of colour cube is now configurable
* Size of colour cells is now configurable
* Colour palette now exactly matches xterm defaults
* Resetting colour palette is now flicker-free
* Source code is much nicer (and commented!)


## Usage

    Usage: xterm_colour_chart.py [options] [chart names]
    
    Options:
      --version             show program's version number and exit
      -h, --help            show this help message and exit
      -8, --88-colours      use 88-colour mode [default: 256-colour mode]
      -l, --list-charts     list available charts
      -o NUM, --origin=NUM  set the origin of the colour cube: 0-7 [default: 0]
      -a NUM, --angle=NUM   set the angle of the colour cube: 0-5 [default: 0]
      -n, --numbers         display hex colour numbers on chart
      -d, --decimal         display decimal colour numbers on chart
      -u, --urwid           display urwid palette colour on chart
      -x COLS, --cell-columns=COLS
                            set the number of columns for drawing each colour cell
                            [default: 2]
      -y ROWS, --cell-rows=ROWS
                            set the number of rows for drawing each colour cell
                            [default: 1]
      -r, --reset-palette   reset the colour palette before displaying chart, this
                            option may be used to switch between 88 and 256-colour
                            modes in xterm

for example:

    python xterm_colour_chart.py -n -x 3 -y 3 -r ribbon


## License

XTerm Colour Chart

Ian Ward, 2007-2012
This tool is in the Public Domain, do with it as you wish.