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I'd like to modify the colors of cmd when using Bash as you would on Linux. Not sure if it's possible or if I should use some emulator app.

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  • So are you using a bash variant on Windows or are you generally asking about cmd? Open a cmd, left click on the top left and check defaults to set color for every cmd instance. – Seth Sep 26 '16 at 5:13
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    Colors were just added a few days ago blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/commandline/2016/09/22/… and I asked the guy who announced it a similar question in the comments – coolaj86 Sep 27 '16 at 15:05
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There's a repo with instructions.

https://github.com/neilpa/cmd-colors-solarized

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I made another .reg file color scheme that just makes the colors stronger, because I find the default colors too dark:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Console]
"ColorTable00"=dword:00000000
"ColorTable01"=dword:00ff0000
"ColorTable02"=dword:0000ff00
"ColorTable03"=dword:00ffff00
"ColorTable04"=dword:000000ff
"ColorTable05"=dword:00ff00ff
"ColorTable06"=dword:0000ffff
"ColorTable07"=dword:00c0c0c0
"ColorTable08"=dword:00808080
"ColorTable09"=dword:00ff0000
"ColorTable10"=dword:0000ff00
"ColorTable11"=dword:00ffff00
"ColorTable12"=dword:000000ff
"ColorTable13"=dword:00ff00ff
"ColorTable14"=dword:0000ffff
"ColorTable15"=dword:00ffffff
"ScreenColors"=dword:00000007
"PopupColors"=dword:000000f

I basically just changed a bunch of 80 hex pairs to ff. Just save it in a file ending in .reg and double click it. You'll have to run cmd via win+r for it to have an effect.

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