CMUS colour scheme and persistent settings


cmus uses a file called autosave (~/.config/cmus/autosave) to store configuration settings. This file is loaded every time cmus is launched. Settings changed during a session will be written to autosave on exit. This can make changing settings a bit finicky. A few times I’ve accidentally changed a setting by pressing the wrong hotkey, and then not been able to change it back. There is another file called rc (~/.config/cmus/rc) which can store persistent settings. These settings are loaded after autosave and will not be overwritten on exit.

In my cmus rc I only have a few settings:

All settings can be found in the cmus manual .

The rest is colour settings:

Annotated screenshot of cmus showing colour settings