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Old 10-12-2003, 02:01 PM   #1
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Talking bash colors, wan't white, not gray

hello everyone,

First off, let me just thank the people who have helped me in the past. Also those who have indirectly by reading your help for others. This forum kicks a$$!


I'm a picky SOB, the ba$h shell cicks arse but I would like to change my regular font color to white. Presently all my colors work correctly, my sub folders are blue, compressed red...etc... But the regular font is gray. It must be default color. Is there any way to change this?

On a side note, I changed my bash settings to high buffer (vga=773) looks AWESOME, not to mention I can view the entire contents of my /etc/ with out |less . This would not have been possible without a post from someone in this forum. I'm really sorry but I'm bad with names, (it was metioned by someone helping somebody else out with grub). I searched high and low for this command cuz I only knew how to execute this in lilo. He posted the command for it in grub.

Thanks a mill!


[root@localhost]# mount -t rest /dev/blanket /mnt/bed
Kernel panic: ZZZzzzzzz
Old 10-12-2003, 02:20 PM   #2
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Try using:
echo -en "\033[37;40m"

To find lists of colours look at:
Old 10-12-2003, 11:27 PM   #3
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well tried it, changed the values from 00 to 47 but now get some gray boxex when I do ls.
Now that I think about it I can live with gray, thanks your your help!


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