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Old 05-04-2006, 02:18 AM   #1
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changing the color of cui

can any one tell me how to change the color of command user interface.
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Old 05-04-2006, 02:38 AM   #2
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Hello jitheshmurali,

Changing the colour of the bash prompt is really simple. The bash prompt is setup in the .bash_profile file, residing in the home directory of every user. The bash prompt is defined using the PS1 variable. There are excellent tutorials on setting the bash prompt. For changing the colour, you can refer to ''.

Another URL on making the prompt really funny and different, you can refer ''.

This simple bash script gives you the available colours that can be set for the terminal.
# This file echoes a bunch of color codes to the
# terminal to demonstrate what's available. Each
# line is the color code of one forground color,
# out of 17 (default + 16 escapes), followed by a
# test use of that color on all nine background
# colors (default + 8 escapes).

T='gYw' # The test text

echo -e "\n 40m 41m 42m 43m\
44m 45m 46m 47m";

for FGs in ' m' ' 1m' ' 30m' '1;30m' ' 31m' '1;31m' ' 32m' \
'1;32m' ' 33m' '1;33m' ' 34m' '1;34m' ' 35m' '1;35m' \
' 36m' '1;36m' ' 37m' '1;37m';
do FG=${FGs// /}
echo -en " $FGs \033[$FG $T "
for BG in 40m 41m 42m 43m 44m 45m 46m 47m;
do echo -en "$EINS \033[$FG\033[$BG $T \033[0m";


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