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Old 06-14-2003, 04:33 PM   #1
emetib
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bash prompt colors


would anyone know how to change the PS1 prompt colors?

when i log into a server with ssh my prompt looks like this-
emetib@lsu emetib

it would be nice to make the switch on my box. i'm using libranet 2.8, so i'm basically using debain.

i've looked at my .bashrc, .bash_history, _profile, and even in the /etc/bash's. yet i can't find where to change them.

i've taken a look at the server that i log into also and i just can't find what i'm looking for.

cheers.

edit:

p.s. mine prompt now is just
chad@Hades ~/

i just want to change the colors.

Last edited by emetib; 06-14-2003 at 04:34 PM.
 
Old 06-14-2003, 06:01 PM   #2
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if you wanna make the changes for a regular user, you make the changes in the file /home/user/.bashrc and for the root you make the changes in the file /root/.bashrc..

color code for red = 0;31
color code for blue = 0;34

i would tell you the whole command is but i don't know what emetib or lsu is so i can't give the proper commands.
but if i had to guess this is what you have there:
\u = the username of current user
\h = hostname
\W = basename of current directory
and if that is the case you would insert this command:
PS1="\[\033[0;31m\][\u@\h\[\033[0m\] \[\033[0;34m\]\W \[\033[0m\]"

just give that a try by inserting it in the .bashrc file and see if thats what you want..
 
Old 06-14-2003, 06:11 PM   #3
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yep that works.

now i just have to play with the colors some.

thank you.
 
Old 06-14-2003, 06:35 PM   #4
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np d00d
 
  


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