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Colors, specifically on the commandline, can make the standard black-and-white terminal more intuitive and visually interesting.

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Console File Color

Asterisk is generating a log file with following content: #033[1;31mWARNING#033[0m[10505]:#033[1;37mres_phoneprov.c#033[0m:#033[1;37m1232#033[0m #033[1;37mget_defaults#033[0m: #033[1;31mERROR#033[0m[...
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How do I set a custom default accent color during deployment of Windows 10?

When deploying Windows 10, I am able to set a partial custom theme using the settings in unattend.xml as follows: <settings pass="oobeSystem"> <component name="Microsoft-...
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*searching* for color changes in less

I have less already displaying colored output (e.g. from Vagrant or Packer) by having the LESS environment variable set to -R. What I'd like to be able to do now is to search for specific colors, e.g....
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htop res & virt colors

I did some googling about htop, I found this and this. But I couldn't seem to find what the red color of virt and res means. As you can see in the screenshot, some are whitish and other are red. Does ...
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How to get color output from SSH command

I'm trying to run some commands remotely and recieve the output back with color. What am I missing? Here's what I've got so far: example.sh . /etc/profile [[ -f ~/.profile ]] && . ~/....
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configuring command prompt in Asterisk CLI

I am trying to set up color prompt in asterisk CLI. In the documentation I have found this: %Cn[;n] Change terminal foreground (and optional background) color to specified. A full list of colors may ...
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Putty terminal color problems for Solaris

So I'm working on a Solaris 10 box from Putty running on Windows 7, and having a lot of trouble getting the terminal colors to work properly in actual programs like vim or tmux. Here is the output ...
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CentOS colors in php-cli applications [closed]

I'm managing a server with CentOS 6.5 x64 installed. In my Ubuntu server, when I run composer or Laravel's artisan php cli command, parameters are colorful. But this doesn't happen when I SSH into a ...
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How to have Nagstamon to mirror color alarms in Nagios

I wonder if there a way to mirror the color alarms that in Nagios to Nagstamon? For example I have it setup when, I set a critical alarm that has been acknowledge, the color changes from red to ...
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Change Windows Server 2012 color scheme without Desktop Experience feature [closed]

I have a Windows Server 2012, blue is nice... but I'd prefer a less "eyes puncher" color, maybe gray or black... I'm a GNU/Linux sysadmin and just the fact of have the entire GUI on a server is ...
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Customizing powershell font face and size

We have a number of windows 2012 server core systems with powershell setup as the default shell using the following commands: $RegPath = "Microsoft.PowerShell.Core\Registry::HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\...
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puppet master --compile logs errors to stdout

I see a bug about this that was accepted and then closed a year ago: http://projects.puppetlabs.com/issues/3670 but I'm using puppet 2.7.14 and am getting the same issue. I'm trying to use "puppet ...
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How do I make grep results colored?

I have some output of my program: # php check.php | grep -E "rule_1|rule_4" I would like results equaling to rule_1 to be red and results equaling to rule_4 to be blue. Is this possible, because at ...
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Disable colour output from /etc/init.d scripts?

On RedHat/CentOS systems, all of the service management scripts in /etc/init.d (and also run by the "service" command) produce color output. (i.e. the "[ OK ]" and "[FAILED]" strings.) How do I ...
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bash_profile white font bold to normal

# my .bash_profile function parse_git_branch { git branch --no-color 2> /dev/null | sed -e '/^[^*]/d' -e 's/* \(.*\)/(\1)/' } YELLOW="\[\033[0;33m\]" WHITE="\[\033[1;37m\]" PS1="\w$YELLOW \$(...
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Solarized Colour Theme in .bashrc

I am looking to see if there is a way to implement the solarized them through just a .bashrc file. Would it be possible to do so? Has anyone tried this before? I guess I would start by modifying ...
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Will a gigabit JetDirect card make a difference?

We have a HP Color LaserJet 4650 running a JetDirect model J3113A JD33, ROM G.07.19, Revision G.08.49, connected at 100Mbps. The memory has been maxed out at 544MB However, this particular printer ...
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How to tell Vim to extend the background color to the whole screen?

I have an issue with the Vim color schemes: The background color does not fill the whole screen. For example, in the "blue" color scheme the whole screen should turn blue. Instead, the blue background ...
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Specifying a log name for screen output without relying on .screenrc

In a Bash script, I use "screen -L" to log executed commands in color. For example: screen -L tree Then we read the logfile with less -R. When this script is executed, other screens are potentially ...
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Why MS Virtual PC has the limitation about 16 bits per pixel? Is it possible to hack this up to 24/32 bpp?

I don't get it. Why did they set such limitation? Just want to know the reason. Maybe it can be hacked somehow? Virtual PC version: latest Windows Virtual PC Host OS: Windows 7 x64 Guest OS: Windows ...
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Color awk output on commandline?

When i process a logfile in awk, is there a possibility to colorize the output on commandline?
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VIM Color Scheme issue(s)

My Problem is that I am having trouble installing and using a new color scheme for VIM 7.2. Here's what I'm doing to install the new color scheme: I navigate to the terminal on my local machine: ...
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32-bit color with XenServer

How can I get my guest VMs running with XenServer to have 32 bit color depth? The computer I'm on is at 32-bit. I RDP into a VM which is running XenCenter. I can't switch its color depth away from 16-...
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How do I change the bg color of chmod 777 directories in tcsh?

On my MacBook Pro, I have iTerm and use the (black background) Pastel color set. World writable directories show up with a yellow background behind grey text. This I can live with, since the grey is ...
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Linux Colorize Find?

Is it possible to 'colorize' the output from find? I have a find that searches /home on all of my servers, and exec 'rm' certain files. As these are mixed in with my other find results, among ...
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Changing a specific command line color

When I do ls, the blue color is virtually impossible to read quickly or at a distance (screenshot below). I really want to change that to a readable color (lighter blue maybe?). The command to change ...
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strip out VT100 control characters from a log file

I've got a file that's full of VT100 color codes, which is making it hard to search. Is there a unix utility that can strip those out so I'm left with plain text?
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Changing terminal colors in Ubuntu Server [closed]

I'd like to change the colors. The lime green hilighting on pale blue colored file names is killing my eyes. I'm not sure if I'm using xterm or gnome or whatever, but I would like to change the ...
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How to enable ANSI escape codes in Windows cmd?

What is the simplest way to enable ANSI escape codes (eg. colored output) in Windows cmd?
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Ubuntu-Server bash colors not appearing on login

I am running Ubuntu Server 8.04 (hardy), and when I login remotely i can't see the colors when using ls, however after I type "bash" into the shell I see colors, I've already checked my .bashrc and ...
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Separate color from black-and-white pages for printing

My organization has a leased color printer. We pay a per-page cost to the lessor, and the color page cost is far greater than the black-and-white page cost. Our users are pretty good about selecting ...
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Cat5e cable: what are each color used for?

I have been curious on this for a while since there are some people who use a modified CAT5e cable with a switch to disconnect data sending without actually disconnecting the whole internet connection....
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Matches in color, others just shown

I'm just trying to get grep to show all the lines, but the ones that match should have the matching text colored. Specifically I need this for something like this: tail -f file.log | grep --color ...
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bash: print stderr in red color

Is there a way to make bash display stderr messages in red color?
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Colorize Monitoring of Logs

I sometimes monitor apache and php error logs using tail under FreeBSD. Is there any way to get colorized output, either using tail or some other command line app? Alternatively, what is your ...
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Remote Desktop Printing With Color

Our ACCPACC administration software runs on an off-site dedicated hosted computer, running Windows 2003 Server with a completely different NT DOMAIN. We have many users connecting to that computer ...
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Globally Coloring the Terminal by Regex

I know many programs use color - (vim, ack, color-ls to name a few) but there are still many cases where you're stuck with black and white. There are scripts that will color output based on regular ...
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Is there a quick way to change desktop colors for a remote desktop user?

Some users who connect to the server using Remote Desktop (mstsc) are locked to a particular program: when they login, the program starts; when they quit the program, they're logged out. One of them ...
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Color profiles for large network printer

We're planning to buy a large color networked laser printer / photocopier / scanner device, something around the $10,000USD range. This, as standard, understands PCL (version 5e, I think). How do I ...
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