I use mc on CentOS9. It has its own prompt on the bottom under the panels. I dont know if it is a separate bash or some sort of emulation, but it has default colour while "normal" prompt is coloured.

I want to change the mc prompt colour. How can it be done?

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You cannot make the prompt colorized.

But mc has an ability to change color themes, look in Options/Appearance. There are many themes already exist and you can choose one you like the most. Or create your own.

Read here on how to create one: https://midnight-commander.org/wiki/doc/common/skins

  • yeah i know but it doesnt change the prompt colour much.. its still some shade of gray May 16, 2022 at 17:47

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