Linux.com: CLI Magic: Colorize your Prompt

“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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