How change text color using linux in text mode only runlevel 3?
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trickykid, it seems as though you are misunderstanding.
He does not want to change the color in a terminal ... he wants to change the color of the foreground text in the console ... for example: when I'm not running X, I want the console to display green by default.
I'm looking for the same thing too ...
This makes the prompt red (0;31) with the prompt text as username@hostname:workingpath$ and then resets the color to gray (0;37). So if you wat it to stay red while you type just leave off the \[\033[0;37m\]. I don't remember where I found the numbers for the colors but after you find them just plug them into the line above. I don't know if this affects the output of commands such as ls. And this is user-specific so this only affects the user who has this file in their home directory.