Provided with the application, but it took me a while to learn that.
Color schemes are normally kept in the
directory given by DATADIR at compilation time, but are preferentially loaded from the
current directory and can be kept anywhere so long as the path to them is specified.
The format of these files is:
item foreground background
where item is one of 'active', 'axis', 'handle', 'hotkey', 'menu',
'play', 'record', or 'track' and foreground and background are one of
'black', 'red', 'green', 'yellow', 'blue', 'magenta', 'cyan', or
'white'. The words should be separated by whitespace and can be upper-,
lower-, or mixed-case. Lines not matching all these conditions are
Some samples of color schemes are provided, named after the sort of
terminal where they should be most suitable.
If either foreground or background is given as '-', then the default
color for that is used. If aumix is linked against ncurses, then the
terminal's default fore or background will be used; else the default
foreground is white and the default background is black.
active yellow red axis white black handle cyan blue hotkey red blue menu cyan blue play green black record red black track blue black
active white black axis white black handle white black hotkey white black menu white black play white black record white black track white black
active red white axis black white handle blue white hotkey red blue menu cyan blue play green white record red white track blue white
Take one of the examples and modify it. Save it into a text file. Then launch aumix-text like so:
aumix-text -C /path/to/settings_file aumix: unable to open settings file
Doesn't work, and I've done a lot of playing.. it just does not work. Boo.
I've even compiled it from scratch, specified the datadir, copied a colour file there (since it didn't do that) and specified it correctly on the commandline.
The mailing list is down. I emailed the author with no response. I never tried emailing the authors listed in the 2002 release's AUTHORS file.