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On some pictures from the Internet there are colors in terminal. Even Cygwin under Windows has colors in its terminal. Here a pic from the Internet, for example:

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I have installed Xubuntu and my terminal is like Windows cmd - has only two colors: background and text color. Name of user is not green. Only folders are shown in blue on ls command. No more any colors.

How to enable colorful terminal in Xubuntu 13.04?

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marked as duplicate by Eliah Kagan, enzotib, stephenmyall, Radu Rădeanu, Eric Carvalho Jul 7 '13 at 0:14

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Found a little info here:

Uncomment a line:

# force_color_prompt=yes

in a file:

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