Art of BI: PuTTy Color Scheme Solution

By | In Art of BI, Potpourri | December 28th, 2010

So, especially with trying to destroy OBI 11g and taking apart some other Oracle tools, since the OBI 11g beta, I have been using PuTTy like never before.  And today, the sun was shining onto my monitor at such an angle that it made my PuTTy tunnel terminal window almost impossible to see with its default color scheme (especially for folders), so I new there had to be someone else who has had a similar issue and solved it.  If you actually use PuTTY or terminal into *Nix often then you know what I am talking about.

A quick Google search landed me with a solution which I will now share.

Take a look at this link for’s post on the subject.

The results is shown here with me working on some OBIEE 11g stuff…


It worked pretty well for me and even in the glare, I can see what I am doing.  Loss of work, roughly 5 minutes. A nagging thorn removed from your paw seems priceless.


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Christian is an innovator in analytics and data warehousing design, best practices, and delivery. With more than fifteenyears of decision support and data warehousing with key experiences at Office Depot HQ, Sierra-Cedar, and Capgemini, he oversees the Oracle Analytics Practice which includes the technical development and delivery of Oracle BI collaboration software, data warehouse solutions, Oracle BI/EPM projects, and packaged analytics solutions at Datavail.

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