change command promt color ?

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    change command promt color ?

    Does any body know the function that changes the color of the command prompt. I know there is one but i dont remember it and i am not finding i ton google.

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    It depends on the OS. There are no such functions in standard C.

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    Assuming your shell supports them, ANSI escape code - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


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    Here's an examples of using ANSI with bash
    Code:
    #bash prompt
    RED="\[\033[1;31m\]"
    GREEN="\[\033[0;32m\]"
    ORANGE="\[\033[0;33m\]"
    BLUE="\[\033[0;34m\]"
    MAUVE="\[\033[1;35m\]"
    CYAN="\[\033[1;36m\]"
    GRAY="\[\033[0;37m\]"
    hmm="\[\033[0;30m\]"
    hmm2="\[\033[0;40m\]"
    WHITE="\[\033[00m\]"
    PS1="$MAUVE[$RED\u$CYAN\w$MAUVE] $WHITE"
    
    export PS1
    The last one sets the color back to white
    C programming resources:
    GNU C Function and Macro Index -- glibc reference manual
    The C Book -- nice online learner guide
    Current ISO draft standard
    CCAN -- new CPAN like open source library repository
    3 (different) GNU debugger tutorials: #1 -- #2 -- #3
    cpwiki -- our wiki on sourceforge

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