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In XTerm, you can use the control sequences in your .bashrc or such. Like: if tty -s; then case $HOSTNAME in server1) echo -e '\e]11;darkgray\a\e]10;black\a' ;; server2) echo -e '\e]11;darkblue\a\e]10;gray\a' ;; esac fi Other terminal emulators have similar features. In Putty, you can configure the color directly, not sure if these control ...
You don't need to mess with init scripts. In Debian, you can just add a line in /etc/init.d/rc.local that calls the program; it will then be run after all the init scripts. If you call the program in /etc/init.d/boot.local instead, it will run only at boot, not when switching runlevels.
I just found the solution to my problem, which occurred on new installations of both Debian 7 and Debian 8. The problem was that the kernel did not switch the graphic mode during boot. I noticed some error messages in the log complaining that firmware-linux-nonfree was missing. Doing $ sudo apt-get install firmware-linux-nonfree solved the problem.
Those are ANSI escape codes. ^[ is the notation your shell uses to display an ESC byte (ASCII byte 27). So your example is an ESC byte followed by the text [A. As you can see in the Wikipedia article, ^[[ (ESC followed by [) is a Control Sequence Introducer or CSI. CSI A means move the cursor up by one column. If you want to see an escape code in the ...
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