Tag Archives: bash

Change the color of your Linux prompt

You can change the color of your BASH prompt to red with this command: export PS1=”\e[0;31m[\u@\h \W]\$ \e[m” To make the change permanent, create a .bash_profile in your home directory (if one isn’t already present): touch ~/.bash_profile and paste the line directly into the file. Save and close. For other colors please see the attached… Read More »

Easy BASH command histroy

While in a Terminal session, press Ctrl+R and start typing a part of a previous command. The prompt will autocomplete the command from the bash history and you won’t need to type it all over again.