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Hello ladies and gentlemen,
I have another one. How does one change background and foreground color on tty? I was looking all around on the web to find an answer, the only site that mentioned a tip how to do so was in Japanese, which I, apparently, cannot understand. Does anyone know how to do so? I am tired to see black background and white foreground on my tty's I want a change.
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I also beleive you can change the foreground color by changing PS1 and PS2 variables. I changed my prompt look by changing those variables. So now i have a prompt that displays date, user and machine name and its green and blue.
http://www.linuxbrit.co.uk/bashprompt/ can help you a little with that. But then i saw terminals with real art (Like when you start BitchX in CLI - the BitchX Logo) but i have no idea how to get the prompt to look like that (like a old DOS game or something)
Thanks for all the replies guys, I knew I'd get some info. Hmm, I knew about /etc/termcap - I guess, I have to dive into understanding all that cryptic goop. NSKL, thanks for the link on bash prompt, I have no trouble changing PS1 variable, and thanks for more hints. But what I want to do, I want a plain white background, and black foreground, so it'll look like SunOS's terminal.
Hmmm, /etc/termcap ... I know this is the place, and the question remains how? Ok, I'll look for /etc/termcap howtos and examples.
No, it's not that, it defines only what colors to use when you do ls and staff, I want permanent background color to be white, and foreground to be black, that's all I need, I know I am a little spoiled but I want my terminal look like SunOS, why? because it's too dark at night to see my keyboard, I need some illumination.