I love Linux Mint's bash customization. It includes both a color prompt and a quote displayed with ASCII art.
Is it possible to have it in Ubuntu?
First open it with
Now in order to have the multicolored prompt, find the line that looks like this:
Un-comment it (remove the
Now to get the ascii art and quote, you will need to install two packages:
Save the file, and restart your terminal (or resource the file with
The custom setup is done in
One nice feature is that the prompt changes to red when you are root.
There will also be some setup for the GNOME Terminal application to make the background be white - you can do that through the Terminal preferences.
If add the following to your .bashrc file, you get color-coded date, time, username, hostname, and the current directory. Most importantly, you get the entire line to type your command.
PS1="\a\n\n\e[31;1m\u@\h on \d at \@\n\e[33;1m\w\e[0m\n$ "