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I am using Elementary OS (based on Ubuntu 12.04) and i would like to change the coloring scheme for Pantheon Terminal window.

Here's what i have tried-

  1. Elementary Tweaks
  2. Dconf Editor
  3. shell commands

None of them are getting the job done.

Please help me. It's extremely difficult for me to differentiate between a command prompt and other text.

This is what I would like to use

https://github.com/Mayccoll/Elementary-OS-Terminal-Colors

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Customizing terminal colors via Tweaks/Dconf globally changes the colors of all terminal application. For example mc is completely unusable with the preinstalled terminal themes (at least for me).

It's extremely difficult for me to differentiate between a command prompt and other text.

In this case, you should take a look your ~/.bashrc file and try uncomment force_color_prompt=yes. This should give a colorized prompt after restarting terminal.

Change colors and other properities of the bash prompt, just edit in .bashrc:

PS1='${debian_chroot:+($debian_chroot)}\[\033[01;32m\]\u@\h\[\033[00m\]:\[\033[01;34m\]\w\[\033[00m\] \$ '

http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/bash-shell-change-the-color-of-my-shell-prompt-under-linux-or-unix/ http://www.cyberciti.biz/tips/howto-linux-unix-bash-shell-setup-prompt.html

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