I wanted to make my xterm a different color, to add spice to my life. After some quick searching, I started working from the directions here.
Of course, there needed to be some modifications. I created a perl script and put it at this path:
~/.randomxterm.pl Not all the colors look good with white text, so I needed to constrain the choices. Also I had to
chmod 755 it.
The perl script needs to know the location of the X11 colors. For OSX Yosemite this file appears to be at
/opt/X11/share/X11/rgb.txt, and the file looks like this:
255 250 250 snow 248 248 255 ghost white 248 248 255 GhostWhite 245 245 245 white smoke ...
In X11, I then created a new terminal profile, called Color xterm, shown below:
I still get light/pink colored windows, so I should constrain the choices more… but it works well otherwise! Pointless and fun!