BASH change color of text ?

Nils Kassube kassube at
Tue Mar 11 21:17:45 UTC 2008

I think I'm getting old ...
I wrote:
> dave selby wrote:
> > dave at dev-machine:/var/lib/kmotion/daemons$ print "\033[1;32mkmotion
> > has been started\033[1;37m"
> > Warning: unknown mime-type for "\033[1;32mkmotion has been
> > started\033[1;37m" -- using "application/*"
> > Error: no such file "\033[1;32mkmotion has been started\033[1;37m"
> > dave at dev-machine:/var/lib/kmotion/daemons$

I forgot to mention that print isn't the command you were looking for. You 
might want to use printf if you don't like echo or if you want a C-like 
string formatting.


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