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Linux.com: CLI Magic: Colorize your Prompt

Nov 24, 2004, 08:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Barr)

"Last week's column on prompt mods resulted in reader comments showing colorized prompts and a request for a similar column dealing exclusively with colorizing. This is much easier to do than looking at the examples might suggest. It's all a matter of shutting down your brain so that it doesn't try to parse the command into human-readable text. But don't be afraid about shutting down the brain. If you're stuck in a GUI, that happened long ago. Now walk this way.

"It's like reading 'Omeros' by Derek Walcott for the first time. Sometimes the imagery is just too much to cope with..."

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