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Old 09-16-2006, 06:35 PM   #1
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How do I stop redhat bash colors? they are breaking my balls!


just installed RHAT ES 4.4, when I log into and use commands - especially vi - my screen becomes inundated with various color.

ITS FRUSTRATING THE HELL OUT OF ME! From deep in the memory banks I think there is a bash setting that can turn colour off - something like "nocolor" something?

Can someone please help?

Old 09-16-2006, 07:42 PM   #2
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If the vi is really vim, the try this in command mode (hit the esc key a couple of times to make sure):

:syntax off
If your prompt is colorized, that's probably coming from /etc/profile but possibly some junk in your ~/.bash_profile or ~/.bashrc (depends on what RedHat dumps in your $HOME).

Try resetting PS1
PS1="\u@\h \$ " produces user@host $

There is no standard bash setting for colors.

Last edited by vls; 09-16-2006 at 07:43 PM.
Old 09-16-2006, 09:41 PM   #3
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man dir_colors


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