It is possible to use colors on the Unix command-line interface.

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Clear to end of line uses the wrong background color in tmux

In ZSH prompt expansion, the command %E is supposed to "Clear to end of line." This works: However, it does not work in tmux: The issue seems to be with BCE (Background Color Erase). In screen, I ...
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Issue with column command and color escape codes

I'm colorizing the header of a table formatted with column -ts $'\t' Works well without color codes, but when I add color codes to the first line column doesn't properly align the output. Without ...
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Clear to end of line uses the wrong background color in screen

In ZSH prompt expansion, the command %E is supposed to "Clear to end of line." This works. We see it in the grey bar going all the way across. However, if I call "screen", the %E stops working: ...
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ls & dircolors - differentiate between symlink to directory and symlink to regular file

Is it possible to have the colors for symlinks-to-directories be colored differently than other symlinks? I know I can do: Link target to get the symlinks to take the color settings of their ...
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tools for coloring command line output of “dict”?

is there an existing solution somewhere to color the output of dict to improve its readability? I know i could manually color the output using tput, but i hope for a better solution. (i don't want ...
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Can I/how to specify colors in hex or RGB in nano syntax highlight config?

I enabled syntax highlight in nano (PHP), but not happy with the default, I would like for example to have the comments displayed in very light grey. However, the documentation I found seems to ...
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Turn off color in bash for logs

I am running Ansible on multiple machines and redirecting the output to a file, say log-$(date), which is mailed to me every day. The output file has multiple text colors, how to turn them off? ...
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change ls color on OpenWrt

I am not able to change the color of dir entries for ls command (dark blu is a very annoying color to read) on my OpenWrt device. I've added the line LS_COLORS=$LS_COLORS:'di=0;37:' ; export ...
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Bash - Store Color Codes in Variable

How do I store colored text in a variable and print it with color later? I never see the answer to this question in 100 searches it's all about PS1 prompts, or inline printf's or using data from ls ...
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Make xgamma change permanent

I've recently installed Debian Jessie with Gnome3 on my laptop, and the default gamma settings of the screen are quite off. I corrected them using xgamma, but the changes this command makes are not ...
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Disable annoying comment highlighting in emacs [closed]

I have started programming scheme, and I noticed the scheme minor mode highlights comments in the most obnoxious way possible when using solarized dark (color-theme-solarized). This also occurs on ...
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Busybox pager with color capability?

I asked on Superuser about colors for git log in MobaXterm (on Windows), but it turned out that the problem wasn't MobaXterm—it's the lack of a -R flag in busybox's less. It would help my workflow ...
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Colorize filenames based on status for git diff --name-status

I often use git diff --name-status BRANCH_NAME to get the list of modified files. Is it possible to colorize the output of that command similar to the output of git status - green for added files, ...
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How can I use color output in a tmux run-shell command?

I've bound a key to run a script with tmux's run-shell command, but I can't find any way to use color output. normal ansi codes do not work, e.g. echo -e "\e[32mblah blah\e[0m" tmux formatting does ...
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How can binary names in command prompt be colored

I recently saw in a presentation that the typed in commands that matched something in /bin /sbin /... were colored green. It looked nice and felt more structured. How can this be achieved with ...
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How to get a human-readable (e.g. RGB) value from `\e]11;?\a`?

The string \e]11;?\a presumably yields the current terminal's background color, but I have not found a way to use this information to get the color in a human-readable (e.g. RGB) format. I did try ...
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Fix LS Colors for directories with 777 permission? [duplicate]

When I run ls on a folder with directories that have a 777 permission, the ls colors are purple text with a green background, which is unreadable: What can I do to make this more pleasant to look ...
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GIMP: Reinterpret color channels as HSV

Suppose I export a 3-dimensional array as a P6 .pbm file, with the implicit assumption that the values are to be interpreted in the HSV colorspace, rather than the RGB colorspace. When I open the ...
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Is there any manual page for colored shell output?

You know, that colorized output made by special char sequences, for example: echo -e "\e[34m Hello\n \e[0m" This will produce word "Hello" colored in blue. To do this I had to search on the web, ...
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problem with 256-bit color codes in bash prompt

Here is my bash prompt; I'm using ANSI escape sequences reset="\033[0m"; blue="\033[38;5;20m"; cyan="\033[38;5;38m"; green="\033[38;5;35m"; yellow="\033[38;5;227m"; white="\033[38;5;250m"; # Set ...
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Small script for updating GNOME Terminal 3.14.2 colours

Background With previous GNOME Terminal releases updating the colour scheme was a breeze. Just 5 lines of code were enough to do the trick. gconftool-2 -s -t bool ...
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How can I make commands appear bold in zsh?

I have set up my bash shell so that any commands I type appear in bold and the commands' output is shown in normal weight: I did this by adding \e[01m at the end of my PS1 variable to turn on bold, ...
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How to display control characters (^C, ^D, ^[, …) differently in the shell

When you type control characters in the shell they get displayed using what is called "caret notation". Escape for example gets written as ^[ in caret notation. I like to customize my bash shell to ...
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OS X: Can `ls` show broken symlinks?

When in Linux, I enjoy having \ls -l --color=auto show broken symlinks with red text for the name of the symlink and blinking text for the missing linkee. But in OS X, \ls -lG (the closest thing I ...
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How can I make my Zsh theme (“fade”) look good in urxvt?

I am using Arch Linux and as a newbie I don't have any preference for a terminal emulator yet. Since rxvt-unicode seems to be the most popular one, I thought I'd try that first. I'm configuring it ...
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Changing colors used by `ls` does not work in Emacs “Shell” mode

I followed http://unix.stackexchange.com/a/94508/674 to change the colors used by ls. This works in bash. When I open a buffer of "Shell" mode in Emacs (M-x shell), the change doesn't work. I wonder ...
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Eclipse Mars + Fedora 20 + KDE = black-on-black tooltips

So, I'm using a system with Fedora 20 installed, running a KDE 4.14.7 desktop. (I don't have root access so please no complaints about why I don't just upgrade my distro.) I'm just installed Eclipse ...
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FreeBSD 9.3 and OSX color tags

I am using nas4Free 9.3.2 and FreeBSD 9.3-RELEASE-p22. I noticed after using cp, that my moved files no longer had the color coded labels I had applied in OSX. Share mounted in AFP. To test this, I ...
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How can I color code a log file based on fail, warning and info messages?

How can I color code a log file based on fail, warning and info messages? So that if I see the log file in web browser, it gives me colorful log file.
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Can fbterm support 256 colors?

I have Arch without X and want to make my console solarized. I think I can't do that in tty, so I had installed fbterm and tried to play with fbtermrc, bashrc etc. $ tput colors 256 $ ...
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Colorization of BASH script output with tput - how to select good colors?

I would like to colorize output of one long complex interactive BASH script to make it easier for the user to work with it. I have learned how to use tput, but my question is more matter of design: ...
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Tmux and dim-ed colours in Terminal.app on MacOS

The problem On my Mac (10.11) Tmux does not show dim-ed colours properly, and this causes annoyance. In the following picture, the commit author's name is supposed to be represented in dim white. ...
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Strange Highlighting Color In ZSH Menu

I am using Arch Linux and zsh. When selecting options from a menu in zsh the color appears to be off when moving down in the list. For example after pressing the tab key twice after typing cd results ...
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conditional coloring using perl expression

I have two commands in perl and one test file test.txt: $ cat test.txt aaa bla bbb foo #ccc bar ddd 444 First perl expression colorizes any occurrence of aaa or bbb with red color: cat test.txt | ...
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How can I display ANSI color in a CLI conky display?

Ideally, I could use something like colortail or multitail and have conky configured to pass the color through, if that is possible. If not, then I need a way to do it some other way. Apologies for ...
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Apply Colors to Terminal Output to highlight URL & Others

I am looking for a way to apply colors to highlight URLs (http://....) and IP @ in the output of a terminal command. Example would be with a wget command for example where I would like to be able to ...
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Is there a way to colourize the output of a command without using bashrc/bash_profile?

I have made a program where I can read several logs from different programs, I want to colourize certain terms in the output , so I can find the more interesting parts. (I will not use grep or ...
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How to change the color scheme of the prompt based on user?

My current prompt is colorized and edited as so - #!/bin/bash # GIT Prompt help if tput setaf 1 &> /dev/null; then tput sgr0; # reset colors bold=$(tput bold); reset=$(tput sgr0); ...
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Terminal emulator for Debian XFCE that will accept $TERM=linux, just like login console tty uses?

I recently discovered that if I log in to my Debian system without lightDM, just using the commandline prompt, and then instead of typing "startx" straight away actually use the commandline, the ...
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Change terminal text color for next command only

So when I find myself compiling a lot (from the terminal) I find it difficult to distinguish between the current compilation results and the old ones, so I was wondering if there is a bit of text that ...
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Preserve colours when piping to tee

I have made a little program where I update homebrew with brew update, then I send the output to a log file, but I also want to keep it on the terminal so I use tee. The problem is, it doesn't show ...
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Color profile change seems to have no effect

I'm using a machine with both, Windows (10) and Linux Mint + Unity installed. Colors on Linux look quite strange and poorly calibrated, but everything looks fine on Windows. I was assuming that my ...
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How can I get the raw formatting output of commands?

I'd like to know which control sequences are sent to bash by programs to format their outputs. For example, if I dump man less I can discern which parts are bold or underlined. ...
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shaping color themes of applications

I am getting headaches from the light flicker (fluorescent bulbs, energy saving bulbs). The same effect has the screen raster which is a consequence of bright dots of pixels and black lines between ...
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Is it possible to style tmux on a per-session basis?

I set up 2 tmux sessions to work on different parts of a project (switching back and forth frequently). As their layout are pretty similar, I would like to set different status-bar color to help me ...
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LS_COLORS mixing matching criteria, e.g. file extension and hardlink

I'm wondering if there is a way to keep the characteristic color of the extension type in ls --color=auto as well as underlining the file if it is a hard link. For instance, if I do ...
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No colour in MOTD

I recently bought a Raspberry Pi, and have started playing around with it. After changing my MOTD, (to include colours), the colour codes are coming up as raw-text instead of executing. I am ...
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How do I edit my directory colors in zsh so directories in a network share aren't so ugly? [duplicate]

The display colors of directories located on mounted network shares are horrid: Local directories look much nicer: As I understand it, these settings are set in these lines in .zshrc: eval ...
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Set, backup and restore colors in the terminal

I use this program to display all color available in the terminal. That waht I get: This program doesn't show me colors below 100. Why? Is there a way to display them. Is the are way to change ...
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Is there a way to colorize output per stream from a program [duplicate]

I'm looking for a method to have bash colorize the output from a command based on what stream it was written to the terminal from. Is there any way to get it to colorize per stream? Like for example ...