Where can I find a complete list of supported colors used in syntax highlighting for the GNU Nano text editor? I've looked through the man pages, and it gave the syntax for defining syntax coloring, but didn't provide a color reference.


man nanorc(5):

color fgcolor,bgcolor regex

For the currently defined syntax, display all expressions matching the extended regular expression regex with foreground color fgcolor and background color bgcolor, at least one of which must be specified. Legal colors for foreground and background color are: white, black, red, blue, green, yellow, magenta, and cyan. You may use the prefix "bright" to force a stronger color highlight for the foreground. If your terminal supports transparency, not specifying a bgcolor tells nano to attempt to use a transparent background.

  • Thanks for the link, I compared this to the one I found, and it didn't include anything after the first sentence. (It did specify that it was a summary though) – codesmith Jan 23 '13 at 22:07

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