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How to display my prompt in color? I see a lot of text go up my screen, and a lot of crud. Something like (red)myName(red)@(blue)myMachine:~$(blue) would help simplify things a lot.

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You can just edit your ~/.bashrc file and remove the hash (#) from the line:

#force_color_prompt=yes

Save the file, and from then on, your newly-opened shells will be colored.

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