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..."