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Old 10-22-2008, 02:49 PM   #1
questsal
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Question Adding colors to a script


Hi,

I am trying to change foreground and background for my script in BASH.
But for some reason it's not working from the script.
Here is the code I am using and it works from the command line:
$( export PS1="\e[44;37m\w> \e[0m")
I have tried the following, still no luck!!
echo -e "\e[32;40m\w> \e[0m"

Your help will be appreciated!!
 
Old 10-23-2008, 08:18 AM   #2
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Here's one example taken from slackupdate:
http://darklinux.net/slackupdate/

Code:
    C_Warning="\\033[1;33m"
    C_Error="\\033[1;31m"
    C_Ok="\\033[1;32m"
    C_End="\\033[0;00m"
    C_Info="\\033[36;40m"

echo -e -n " [${C_Ok}Downloading${C_End}]"
echo -e -n " [${C_Warning}Already Downloaded${C_End}]"
echo -e -n " [${C_Error}MD5 Mismatch${C_End}] [${C_Error}Deleting${C_End}]"
 
Old 10-24-2008, 11:17 AM   #3
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yeek, better to use "tput" that will make sure that you can use it even with some wild terminals
and it is better to read
 
Old 10-24-2008, 04:22 PM   #4
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Thanks mate! it works!!
 
  


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