ascolor(1) create color schemes for AfterStep


ascolor [-b|--base-color color] [-a|--angle angle] [-f|--file file] [-s|--string xmlstring] [-i|--save-image file] [-t|--type type] [-c|--compress level] [-o|--output file] [-n|--no-display] [-r|--root-window] [-h|--help] [-v|--version] [-V|--verbose] [-D|--debug]


ascolor is a simple GUI to create color schemes for AfterStep. ascolor writes the result into a file named color scheme in current directory or in the directory given with -o option (see below).

There are 4 parameters to the color scheme: Angle, Hue, Saturation and Value. Pressing arrow keys in ascolor window will change the currently selected parameter. To select parameter press 'a', 'h', 's' or 'v' keys.

ascolor will also create .mini file suitable to be used as minipixmap in the AfterStep menu.

Rename and copy both colorscheme and .mini files into ~/.afterstep/colorschemes directory and refresh AfterStep menu. New entry should show up. Select it to apply new color scheme.


-b --base_color color
base color to use
-a --angle angle
initial angle
-f --file file
an XML file to use as input
-s --string xmlstring
an XML string to use as input
-i --save-image file
save image to given file
-t --type type
type of image to save
-c --compress level
compression level of image
-o --output file
output to file
-n --no-display
do not display the GUI
-r --root-window
draw result image on root window
-z --default-scheme
use color and angle from default scheme
-h --help
display this help and exit
-v --version
display version and exit
-V --verbose
increase verbosity
-D --debug
show debug messages


This manual page was written by Robert Luberda <[email protected]>, using help2man(1) program, for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).