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Make your shell colorful

Posted by Rishikesh Vispute Categories: Basic Linux, FUN, Shell Programming and Scripting

You can easily changed your black ssh screen to colorful screen by using following steps.

1) Login to the server via SSH as root

2) Edit the .bash_profile file found in the /root directory & paste the following line:

vi  .bash_profile

export PS1="\[$(tput bold)$(tput setb 4)$(tput setaf 7)\]\u@\h:\w $ \[$(tput sgr0)\]"

Save & quit the file

Now re-login through a new/different session to see the fun

You can further more change the various attributes within the given line to try a variety of colours..

Ex: for blue background with command history number, try these:

export PS1='\e[1;31m\]\e[7m[\h - ${VIEW}\u ] [\w]\e[m\]\e[27m\n[\!]$'

Note : Please make sure to leave the current window running & check the changes in a new one

3 Responses so far.

  1. Sachin says:

    It\’s really nice finding sir.I will surely try.


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