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colored prompt

Terminal - colored prompt
export PS1='\[\033[0;35m\]\h\[\033[0;33m\] \w\[\033[00m\]: '
2009-03-18 22:05:48
User: kamiller
Functions: export
colored prompt

It colors the machine name and current directory different colors for easy viewing.


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Sweet hack! Thanks.

How can I change the colors?

Comment by sudopeople 474 weeks and 2 days ago

Christmas colors:

export PS1='\[\033[0;32m\]\h\[\033[0;31m\] \w\[\033[00m\]: '



Comment by sudopeople 474 weeks and 1 day ago


export PS1='\h \w: '

(for when you screw up :)

Comment by sudopeople 474 weeks and 1 day ago

if you want a color depending on the mac address:

UNIQUE_BY_MAC=$(ifconfig |grep eth0|awk '{ print strtonum("0x"substr($6,16,2)) }') R=3$((UNIQUE_BY_MAC%6 + 1)); PS1="\n\[\033[1;37m\]\[email protected]\[\033[1;$R""m\]\h^$UNIQUE_BY_MAC:\[\033[1;37m\]\w\$\[\033[0m\] "
Comment by rubo77 337 weeks and 1 day ago

added in my labnotes... thanks!

Comment by 0disse0 336 weeks and 6 days ago

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