“OS X Lion became available to everybody today. Yay. After installing it, I did the usual new-Mac-OS-install-what-broke? check and noticed that as soon as I ssh into any of my boxes I lose all colors in the terminal. Sad. Fortunately the fix is easy. Go to preferences inside the terminal, within the settings tab change “declare terminal as ‘xterm-256color’ to ‘xterm-color’. Things will be happy again.” — via Fixing colors in the terminal app on OS X Lion : Henry Cipolla.