Colour part of your prompt red to indicate an error

export PS1='[\[\e[36;1m\]\[email protected]\[\e[32;1m\]\h \[\e[31;1m\]\w]# \[\e[0m\]'

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By: bakhru
2011-04-16 00:58:51

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  • If the return code from the last command was greater than zero, colour part of your prompt red. The commands give a prompt like this: [user current_directory]$ After an error, the "[user" part is automatically coloured red. Tested using bash on xterm and terminal. Place in your .bashrc or .bash_profile.


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    export PROMPT_COMMAND='if (($? > 0)); then echo -ne "\033[1;31m"; fi'; export PS1='[\[\]\u\[\033[0m\] \[\033[1;34m\]\w\[\033[0m\]]\$ '
    quintic · 2010-08-25 21:19:30 0

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Antonioomez · 20 weeks and 3 days ago

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