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In Linux bash terminal we can enable color.

Is it possible to achieve the same for ConEmu?

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Seems to me, your question is incorrect. You need to enable color in your console application, but not in ConEmu, because it is terminal, but not a shell. Refer to your shell/application manuals. For example, ls has special switch.

ls --color

There are also ANSI sequences, ConEmu supports them - you must enable two options (ATM they are on the Features page of Settings dialog)

  • Inject ConEmuHk
  • ANSI X3.64

Enabling colors in ConEmu

Of course, your application must be able to output ANSI codes to console. If they not - ConEmu can't do anything with them, because it is terminal, but not a shell.

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I Thanks a lot for your time and helping out of this confusion. – dearvivekkumar Mar 7 '13 at 6:55
This post is very helpful, but I still can't get mine to work. I've tried with cmd.exe as the underlying shell in the startup section, as well as zsh for windows and tccle.exe but when I execute "ls --color" provided by Gnuwin 32's coreutils package I just get ansi escape codes in the output. Even when I use the Git Bash console I just get ansi codes (whereas git commands via sh.exe show color). Any idea why? – Sridhar-Sarnobat Oct 8 '13 at 19:21
@Sridhar-Sarnobat if you get raw ansi escape codes, why not to enable them in ConEmu? wiki – Maximus Oct 8 '13 at 21:04
Appearance -> ANSI X3.64 / xterm 256 colors was already checked, and so was Miscellaneous Options -> Inject ConEmuHk. But I still get escape codes in the output. Is there soemthing else I need to do? – Sridhar-Sarnobat Oct 8 '13 at 21:22
Update to preview build at least. – Maximus Oct 9 '13 at 5:04

Have you looked in the Options dialog.

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Yes I tried that earlier too. I am looking for something like for example, dir are in different color if I press ls command – dearvivekkumar Mar 6 '13 at 16:07
The color scemes are important if you see wrong colors, e.g. the green is displayed as red/yellow. I also prefer <Ubuntu> style. – Gábor Imre Jun 3 at 10:56

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