I have two folders called Documents and Downloads. In zsh, when I type


the color of Documents change from white to (hard to read) gray. How can I turn off this color change or control the color it is changed to?

Here's my .zshrc

The problem lies in this line here, where I change the coloring:

PS1="%F{$colorUser}%n%{$reset_color%}@%F{$colorServer}%m %{$reset_color%}: %F{$colorPath}%~%{$reset_color%} $ "

The variables are simply numbers, e.g. $colorUser=196, $colorServer=202, $colorPath=44.\

  • Paste your .zshrc... – jasonwryan Mar 31 '16 at 20:26
  • @jasonwryan Edited my question. – pfnuesel Mar 31 '16 at 20:29
  • Ugh: OMZ. Sorry, can't help with that ratmangle... – jasonwryan Mar 31 '16 at 20:36
  • @jasonwryan What do you mean by ratmangle? It's mostly a fresh install from oh-my-zsh. – pfnuesel Mar 31 '16 at 20:40
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    I mean OMZ is a ratmangle. Does the behaviour persist if you disable it? I certainly can't reproduce on my Zsh. – jasonwryan Mar 31 '16 at 21:06

Instead of using e.g. %F{202}, I can use %{$fg[red]%}. This fixes the problem. However, I'm reduced to only use 16 colors instead of 256 colors. It seems to me like this is a bug in zsh.

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