Need help changing color scheme for Mutt email client

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by $yregnar86, Jul 23, 2013.

  1. $yregnar86 macrumors newbie

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    I'm taking a LINUX class and decided to setup a Mutt email client. I created a general .muttrc config file and now everything seems to be working. I'm wanting to change my color scheme in Mutt and possible terminal also.

    I noticed a couple of websites that have color schemes already built and ready for you to download for free.

    http://ethanschoonover.com/solarized

    I've also noticed the above website points me to the following address "GitHub" where there are downloads also.

    https://github.com/altercation/mutt-colors-solarized

    However, since I'm a newbie at terminal and Mutt I'm having a hard time understanding how to access these downloads correctly and the commands I need to execute in terminal to set it up.

    Also just a few fyi notes. One of the above sites mentions.........

    "make sure that you are using mutt linked against slang, not ncurses, or
    # suffer the consequences of weird color issues. use "mutt -v" to check this"

    I've noticed that when I use the command mutt -v i get the following in one of the lines......

    ncurses: ncurses 5.7.20081102 (compiled with 5.7)

    Therefore, I was hoping someone could help me out or point me in the right direction to a website that might explain the procedure in a more beginner friendly way. I would like to be sure on what to do so I'm not messing anything up.
     
  2. $yregnar86 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Solution

    I have answered my own question after a day of research. If there is anyone interested in this question I have attached some links that helped me through this process.

    The following link will give instructions on installing zsh and git. It will then walk you through step by step instructions on installing two different color schemes for terminal that are popular today.

    http://jakoblaegdsmand.com/blog/2013/04/how-to-get-an-awesome-looking-terminal-on-mac-os-x/

    After installing zsh there were a few minor changes I had to make. The following link is great in explaining some of the common errors and changes users may have to make. The link also explains how you can install xcode, homebrew, git, zsh, ruby, and other features.

    http://www.moncefbelyamani.com/how-to-install-xcode-homebrew-git-rvm-ruby-on-mac/
     

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