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When I switched to tty I noticed manpages look different by using some color scheme. How to make it to gnome-terminal?

Update: Here is a solution, I found at Unix stackExchange site.

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This question is very vague. What are you asking? –  jackweirdy Jun 26 '12 at 19:33
    
I guess what you are asking is coloured like pattern in normal gnome terminal. –  atenz Jun 26 '12 at 20:48

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I didn't know it, but i found something here:
http://www.tuxarena.com/2012/04/tutorial-colored-man-pages-how-it-works/

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Thanks, this is what I was looking for. –  nick Jun 27 '12 at 18:23

You can have coloured man pages using the following commands:

sudo apt-get install most
export PAGER="most"  

Now check your man pages by

man ls

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If you only want to use most as the pager for man then you can alias this via alias man="man -P most". –  Drew Noakes Sep 23 at 22:59

One possible way would be a manual one by Going through the Edit menu of Gnome Terminal in Menu Bar , then In Profile Preferences as here in image. You can try and play around to suite your needs.

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Another is a process explained here.Though explained for 11.04 version , check out its homepage for further info.

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