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

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Terminal colors putty raspbian

I'm connecting to my Raspberry Pi from my Windows Machine using putty. I already adjusted the colors for bold blue in putty to be more readable (using this guide). But I still have problems with the ...
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Is there a way to “flag” some directories so that that get a given color when I do ls [duplicate]

My use case is that a few directories on my system are dist'ed on github. Typically the dotfiles directory, some packages I am writing etc... Because their number grows I'd like to flag them when I ...
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Customizing less colors

When using less in OS X, how can I customize the colors with with things are displayed? When I run less within an ansi-term in Emacs the colors don't come out nicely. $ less --version less 418 ...
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Less command change color of “~” and “(END)”?

How do I change the color of the "~" characters that go along the edge of a Less command output. And how to change the color "(END)" at the bottom?
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change terminal appearance according to server

I have 2 different serves (all running Linux) to which I connect via ssh . After login all terminal background looks same. I want to have different color theme or background for different servers. For ...
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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 have just installed ...
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What causes this green background in ls output?

There are two directories shown by 'ls'. Normally directories anywhere are blue on black background. But the first one is blue on green and impossible to read. Why is this? How to make it blue on ...
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How to turn off color with `ls`?

It is normally nice to have color output from ls, grep, etc. But when you don't want it (such as in a script where you're piping the results to another command) is there a switch that can turn it off?...
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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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How to colorize output of git?

Is there a way to color output for git (or any command)? Consider: baller@Laptop:~/rails/spunky-monkey$ git status # On branch new-message-types # Changes not staged for commit: # (use "git add &...
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Different color schemes in URxvt?

I would like to be able to switch between a light and dark color scheme in an existing rxvt-unicode terminal window, in the same vein as switching profiles in gnome-terminal. Would the best way to do ...
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Urxvt: change background color on the fly

Is there away to change the background color of a rxvt-unicode session on the fly? Like with Ctrl key? I have a bunch of Urxvt windows and I would like to color some dynamically to help me ...
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How can I change the color of this blue text on my command line?

I know this question has been asked multiple times but I didn't find the answer on those other questions. Here an Image to illustrate my point: Can you read the blue line without squinting? No? Me ...
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How to print a pattern of text in color?

RED='\033[0;31m' NC='\033[0m' # No Color var='I /love Stack Over/flow' I am trying to print a portion of text using regex in color but it's not working. echo $var | sed "s=\(.*/\)\(.*\)=\${RED}\2\$...
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How to force vim to interpret ANSI color escape sequences [duplicate]

If I have a file that has color control characters for the data, such as this example: ^[[96mJul 16 22:12:25 192.168.100.101 This is the data^[[39m And I want to view it with Vim, is there a way to ...
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Is it possible to send color code escape sequences before login?

I'm trying to colorize the console and I'm having success with the following in root's .bash_profile: echo -en "\e]P7000000" echo -en "\e]P0F0F0F0" clear The problem is that this is obviously only ...
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Colour-coordinate symlinks/softlinks based on where they refer to

Is there any way to colour coordinate symlinks/softlinks based on where they're linked, or maybe by who they 'belong' to (similarly to colouring the output of ls for example)? To give you an example ...
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Colorized tail: How to set default color

I have a function setup to provide color to the tail command using ANSI escape sequences with sed. function colortail { tail -f -n30 $1 | sed -e 's/\(.*MINOR.*\)/\o033[93m\1\o033[39m/' -e 's/.*MAJOR....
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Terminal colors for Vim Airline and Tmux Tmuxline

When using Vim on its own with Vundle and Airline the theme appears normally: When I have loaded it up in Tmuxline, the theme uses different colors and even Vim looks different: Here's my Tmux ...
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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 LS_COLORS="*....
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tmux bottom bar color change

I recently started to use tmux and like it much, but its green bottom bar is a bit distracting, is there a way to change its color? or a way to hide it?
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how to change colors of my ps1 root terminal permanently [duplicate]

I want to change the colors of root@MyComputer:~#and when i type the ls command show me the result as colors! I write a simple BB code to display what i want: [color=red]root@MyComputer:[/color][...
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Bash colors defined in .bashrc behaving oddly. I can't figure it out

When I type ls -l my command color defined in .bashrc is only used on the first item up until the directory or file name which has its own color defined. The proceeding lines seem to get a default ...
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Removing control chars (including console codes / colours) from script output

I can use the "script" command to record an interactive session at the command line. However, this includes all control characters and colour codes. I can remove control characters (like backspace) ...
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Program similar to xcalib to invert desktop colors

I'm using xcalib to invert colors on my computer at home. I have two monitors at work, and unfortunately the xcalib -i -a inverts only one of them (the one I don't want to invert). I haven't found any ...
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Highlight Vim escape characters e.g. \n

I'm using the Jellybeans vim colorscheme but it doesn't highlight any escape characters. For example if I'm using C++ and have the following... std::string word = "hello\n"; ... the whole string ...
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How to fix Eclipse and Caja color in Linux Mint Mate?

I started using Eclipse IDE with Linux Mint. I have darkened Ambiance theme and Eclipse looks extremely ugly and painful to eyes. And it seems I cannot change that white color of file browser ...
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Changing the color of only one directory in ls

Is there a way to change the color of only one of the listed directories in the ls command? I have researched the LS_COLORS variable, but this doesn't solve the issue because you cannot list specific ...
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sed - find correct color sequence for ANSI extended 256 colors

I am currently using the following command to use the standard ANSI colors with the tail command: tail -f syslogfile | sed -e 's/\(.*MAJOR.*\)/\o033[93m\1\o033[39m/' This is bright yellow however I ...
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Lynx colors not applied

I have a lynx configuration file in ~/.lynx.cfg. To make lynx use it, I have in my environment $LYNX_CFG pointing at that file. Content: # Default COLOR:0:black:white # Hyperlinks COLOR:1:black:...
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Colors not rendered correctly in oh-my-zsh themes

I'm trying to use colors in oh-my-zsh themes. It works fine on my home computer (ubuntu), but in a work computer (Scientific Linux i.e. Enterprise linux) the prompt colors are actually spelled out. ...
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Colored man pages not working on gentoo

I have a problem using these methods to get colors in my man pages in gentoo. I've asked already in the gentoo forums but it still doesn't work, and the comments in a bug report (Bug 184604) don't ...
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How can I simply adjust monitor color temperture in X?

I have a new 27" iMac, on which I run Fedora 15 (with no Apple OS) — just boot straight to Linux. The colors are basically accurate to my eye, but the white point is much higher than I'd like (that ...
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Vim color scheme not being applied

I am installing this theme using these instructions. $ vim --version VIM - Vi IMproved 7.4 (2013 Aug 10, compiled Apr 08 2016 11:38:28) Included patches: 1-1689 Here is my ~/.vim/colors: xxx@xxx:~/...
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Colored Prompt in KornShell

According to this StackOverflow post, it is possible have a colored prompt in KornShell. I have not been able to figure out how to do this. I am able to use color: echo -e "\033[34mLinux\033[00m" ...
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How to have tail -f show colored output

I'd like to be able to tail the output of a server log file that has messages like: INFO SEVERE etc, and if it's SEVERE, show the line in red; if it's INFO, in green. What kind of alias can I ...
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How to change the color of boot logs in Debian?

OS: Debian Jessie (8) How can I change the color of all the logs and text during the initial boot (and also the final shutdown) to black? (including the login user/password prompt) !? My goal is to ...
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How to clean stdout/stderr color output

I have a program that would output something like this: ^[0;33m"2015-02-09 11:42:36 +0700 114.125.x.x access"^[0m Is there built in linux program that could clean that output up into something like ...
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Different vim colors and styles in Tmux and Gnome

I am using tmux, and recently found out that the same vim colorshemes inside and outside of tmux have different colors Left is tmux in gnome-terminal, right is plain gnome-terminal, gnome-terminal ...
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Disable colours at runtime in xterm

I would like to disable colours in my xterm at runtime. Reason being that some programs lack the sanity to use them in proper way. For example: $ sane-program color output $ disable-color $ less-...
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What color codes can I use in my PS1 prompt?

I used several colors in my PS1 prompt such as \033]01;31\] # pink \033]00m\] # white \033]01;36\] # bold green \033]02;36\] # green \033]01;34\] # blue \033]01;33\] # bold yellow Where can I ...
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Where should I save color codes for the PS1 command line / terminal? [closed]

This question is about best practices. I know logging in over secure shell or switching users su, and su -l have different effects. Also, in the event you make a typo in the configuration, you still ...
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Portable color codes with printf? [duplicate]

There is a color codes script on GitHub suitable for sourcing, which I am modifying for my own purposes. Background I have an odd mix of environments to work in, from a Mac OS terminal, to various ...
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Colored output?

When I execute a command from a terminal that prints coloured output (such as ls or gcc), the coloured output is printed. From my understanding, the process is actually outputting ANSI escape codes, ...
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how to color specific strings in standard output and standard error [duplicate]

How do you color specific strings in standard output and standard error? For example: gpg --verify Outputs either a good signature or a bad signature string. How can I color the good one, green; ...
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In the SGR number 38 and 48, where do the 2 and 5 numbers come from?

In multi-color-compatible terminals, one can set a color from a 256-color palette by using ESC[38;5;Nm, and any RGB color using ESC[38;2;R;G;Bm. I've been wondering though, where do the "2" and "5" ...
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Defining color codes in rxvt-unicode

Using some of node.js tools like mocha in my urxvt terminal, I have some problems with coloured output. Some of the text that are using colour code 90 as you can see here will be disappeared in ...
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Unable to use a escape sequences in a variable in a sed command

I'm using sed to highlight a column in the output of a ps command, and it works fine if I hard code the color code. However, the color needs to be dynamic, so I tried moving it to a variable, and ...
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Highlight nth column of ps output

I'm trying to find the best way to highlight a specific column of some output. Specifically, I'm trying to highlight the 9th column (which is %cpu of the command: ps -eo pid,ppid,time,user,tty,%cpu,%...
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tmux not printing ANSI colors in status bar

I'm using Mac OSX Yosemite, and I use istats to get CPU temperatures: I wanted to put my CPU temperature in my tmux status bar, so I made my tmux config the following: As you can see, when I ran :...