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       colortest-python - Display color test chart and convert between color values


         colortest-python [options]


       Displays 256, 88 and 16 color tables depending on what the terminal supports. Also
       provides for conversion between 256 and 88 color values.

       The program automatically detects 8, 16, 88, 256 color capabilities (via ncurses) and
       displays the appropriate color charts. Program can display the colors as blocks or 2d
       cubes optionally with color values overlaid in int or hex values, it can show the full rgb
       text string and show the display with a vertical (default) or horizontal orientation.

       In addition to the color charts it can also convert between 256 and 88 color values. This
       can be useful when converting various terminals like between urxvt and xterm-256.

       The goal of this program was to provide the functionality of all the various Perl and sh
       scripts in one place with some bells and whistles.


       -b, --block
           Display as block format (vs cube) [default].

       -c, --cube-slice
           Display as cube slices (vs block).

       -e N, --88to256=N
           Convert (expand) 88 color value N to an 256 color value.

       -f, --foreground
           Use color for foreground text.

       -l, --rgb
           Long format. RGB values as text.

       -n, --numbers
           Include color escape numbers on chart.

       -p, --padding
           Add extra padding (helps discern colors).

       -r N, --256to88=N
           Convert (reduce) 256 color value N to an 88 color value.

       -v, --vertical
           Display with vertical orientation [default].

       -x, --hex
           Include hex color numbers on chart.

       -z, --horizontal
           Display with horizontal orientation.

           Show program's version number and exit

       -h, --help
           Display short help and exit.






       colortest-8(1) colortest-16(1) colortest-16b(1) colortest-16b(1)


       Program was written by Thomas John Eikenberry <>

       This manual page was written by Jari Aalto <>.  Released under license
       GNU GPL version 3 or (at your option) any later version. For more information about
       license, visit <>.