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Old 04-02-2009, 07:53 PM   #1
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please help make my bash prompt color


well I am looking for green (one computer) and red the other. I followed to the best of my limited abilities to follow some internet instructions but I could not get it so the prompt allowed line wrapping of commands. I am using fedora 10 and centos 5.3. this is my prompt. I thought this would be easy but its not for me.

[\u@\h \W]\$

again I want the exact same prompt this creates but colored. thanks much.
 
Old 04-02-2009, 08:03 PM   #2
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Did you add the entries to your home/username/.bashrc file?
 
Old 04-02-2009, 08:26 PM   #3
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You need to put \[ and \] around the non-printing characters, for example:
Code:
\[\033[31m\][\u@\h \W]\$ \[\033[0m\]
for red, or:
Code:
\[\033[32m\][\u@\h \W]\$ \[\033[0m\]
for green.
 
Old 04-02-2009, 08:37 PM   #4
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You need to put \[ and \] around the non-printing characters, for example:
Code:
\[\033[31m\][\u@\h \W]\$ \[\033[0m\]
for red, or:
Code:
\[\033[32m\][\u@\h \W]\$ \[\033[0m\]
for green.
thank you the way I did it did not use the same format this works perfectly...
 
Old 04-02-2009, 09:47 PM   #5
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on fedora gnome-terminal that can be done with the terminal gui , from
edit/current profile

and select the colors tab and set it there to custom or to use system default if that IS the system theme text color
i wrote my theme so i set the terminal text color there
 
  


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