Terminal.app in Mac OS X Lion has a feature that took a long time to get implemented: 256 color support. The colors work fine. The issue I'm having is that when I run GNU Screen I do not have access to 256 colors. In screen, $TERM is set to "screen".
I've read different things in different places and am very confused. Some of these include:
- GNU Screen must be compiled with color support (How can I tell if OS X's screen was compiled this way?)
- A special terminfo file for screen-256color must be installed. Does OS X have this?
- In .screenrc, term should be set to "screen-256color".
- Certain functions in Emacs must be called for Emacs to be colorful (http://www.emacswiki.org/emacs/GnuScreen#toc6)
I tried variations of these procedures and have been unsuccessful and uncertain of why I have failed. What is the most direct way for me to enable 256 colors in GNU Screen?