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Path slashes disappear on coloured bash prompt

So in my .bashrc, I set my prompt to be colourful by setting PS1 to \[\e]0;\u@\h: \w\a\]${debian_chroot:+($debian_chroot)}\[\033[01;32m\]\u@\h\[\033[00m\]:\[\033[01;34m\]\w\[\033[00m\]$ For some ...
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urxvt uses pink instead of solarized until I run xrdb ~/.Xresources

Edit: I discovered, that this seems to be a bug in Ubuntu: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/unity/+bug/1163129 - Any idea how to fix this by myself? I just want to switch to urxvt, but I ...
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Adding highlight to ubuntu terminal

My current terminal looks like this: I know that I can change the font colour and the background colour, but I wanted to know if I can make the words be highlighted according to what they are ...
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286 views

Terminal colours on ssh connection

I connect to an Ubuntu installation I have on AWS via iTerm and the colours are not practical. For example the "blue on black" colouring of folders on list view is almost impossible to read. How can ...
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emacs --no-window-system customization

I'm using emacs -nw as my editor on my Ubuntu 12.04 system. However, the --no-window-system does not use the colors of the terminal. QUESTION How could I change the default colors of the emacs ...
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Can f.lux's automatic behaviour be overridden?

I found out about f.lux when someone mentioned it on another question here on SU that I happened to stumble upon. I've been using it ever since because it's a simple, original, useful piece of ...
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Changing colors of linux command line mode

I've recently installed an ubuntu 10.04 server LTS and found out that it looked more attractive to me. Is there a way to get the same coloring mode on CentOS 5/6? Also, the current user@host on ...
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VIM colors in terminal look very dry

I've been trying out a few different vim color schemes but none of them ever look like the picture (they seem very dry, not as colorful). I have tried messing with all the "profile preferences" on ...
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xterm font color (and ubuntu rgb.txt)

I tried xterm -fg gray and xterm -fg grey but both gave Warning: color name... is not defined. I am on ubuntu and there is no rgb.txt in /etc/X11/rgb.txt How can I launch xterm with custom fg/bg ...
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Why are the colors wrong when scanning in Ubuntu with HP ScanJet 4400c?

I'm using Ubuntu 10.04 with a HP Scanjet 4400c. When I'm trying to scan a white sheet of paper with black and blue text for example, it look like this: What could be the problem? I've used different ...
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ubuntu virtual console screws up colours in X11

Whenever I use a virtual console on my machine, then return to the graphical environment, colours stop displaying correctly. At first I thought it was just displaying at a lower colour depth, but the ...
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Color Schemes don't look right in CLI vim

I was having a bit of trouble reading the dark red strings of Vim's default color scheme, so I decided to switch to a different one. ...
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Colour Issues in OS X Terminal ssh'd to Ubuntu terminal

In the OS X Terminal.app, I'm having some colour issues. If I am working locally, there are no colours. If I ssh into my opensolaris machine (using screen inside ssh) there are no colours. If I ...
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Xvfb with 32 bit color

For some machines this works, for some it doesn't. Xvfb :99 -screen 0 1280x1024x32 However, on most machines this works: Xvfb :99 -screen 0 1280x1024x24 What is the secret ingredient to getting ...
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Cannot print certain colours on Ubuntu with HP Laser Printer

We have a load of machines running Ubuntu in our office, they are either on 8.04 or 9.10. We have a server which connects a HP JetDirect that connects to a HP 3550 Colour Laser printer using CUPS. ...
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Color-coded top in FreeBSD

In Ubuntu (karmic), I can issue top and then press 'Z' or 'B' to color-code or enable bold. Is there any way (hack or otherwise) to do this in FreeBSD (7.2)?
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In Ubuntu 9.10, how do I check my color depth?

xdpyinfo | grep depth gives me many answers, I'm not sure which one I want. Google says to look at my xorg.conf, but Ubuntu 9.10 has no xorg.conf.
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Convert a video to black and white using avidemux on Ubuntu

I have a small video that I would like to convert to black and white. I'm on Ubuntu, and I've avidemux installed. I will be OK if it can be done with some other software if not avidemux; basically, ...