How to change bash prompt color

Last Updated: September 30, 2014 | Reading Time: < 1 minute

A friend asked me about how to change bash’s prompt color after you logged in, regarding my previous post.

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I utilize a bash PS1 generator, just play around with the options and copy the Result code into the clipboard.

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Next step, after you logged in, open with your favorite editor file named .bashrc:
[shell]
$ vi ~/.bashrc
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Paste the Result code from the PS1 Generator:
[shell]
# Custom bash prompt via kirsle.net/wizards/ps1.html
export PS1="\[$(tput setaf 1)\]\[email protected]\h:\[$(tput setaf 7)\]\W\\$ \[$(tput sgr0)\]"
[/shell]

then, execute bash to see the result:
[shell]
$ exec bash
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All done. 🙂

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