Show numerical values for each of the 256 colors in ZSH

for code in {000..255}; do print -P -- "$code: %F{$code}Test%f"; done
This will show a numerical value for each of the 256 colors in ZSH. Everything in the command is a ZSH builtin, so it should run on any platform where ZSH is installed. Prints one color per line. If someone is interested in formatting the output, paste the alternative.

By: atoponce
2010-06-18 22:19:49

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What Others Think

the zsh for loop can be a abreviated: for code ({000..255}) print -P -- "$code: %F{$code}Test%f"
khayyam · 461 weeks ago
Good tip, Khayyam. Here's how to show coloured blocks, in 8 columns: for code ({000..255}) { print -nP -- "$code: %F{$code}%K{$code}Test%k%f " ; (( code % 8 && code < 255 )) || printf '\n'}
noagendavz · 350 weeks and 4 days ago
I hope it has a better approach so that the interesting things can spread. Useful information. 2048
diankale · 73 weeks and 2 days ago

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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