By default, the terminal looks as follows on my Linux distribution:
However, if you are working a lot on the terminal, there are a lot of scripts and tricks available in the net that improve the information displayed in the terminal in many ways. For instance, since many many years, I have the following at the end of my ~/.bashrc:
# use a fancy prompt
PS1=\"$PS1 `if [ $? = 0 ]; then echo -e '[\033[01;32m]:-)';\"
PS1=\"$PS1 else echo -e '[\033[01;31m]:-(' $?; fi`[\033[00m]\"
PS1=\"$PS1 $(__git_ps1 \"(%s)\") $ \"
Once you open a new terminal, then the appearance is as follows:
As you can see, now I have nice colors: The hostname is green, the folder is blue, the return value of the last executed command is a green in case of success (exit code = 0), and a red in case of errors (exit code != ...read more...