Change Ubuntu Server Prompt Color

Sometimes when you spin up a new server, the color prompt will be the default bland color that blends with all the other text. We can switch this to make things easier to read in Ubuntu server.

Ubuntu server prompt with no color

The setting we are looking for is called force_color_prompt which is in ~./bashrc.

You can quickly check this by running:

cat ~/.bashrc
Ubuntu server uncomment for prompt color

Before you change the file, you can back it up if you want. Just in case!

cp ~/.bashrc ~/.bashrc-backup

You can use nano or vi to edit the file.

nano ~/.bashrc

And just remove # from #force_color_prompt=yes.

Ubuntu server force prompt color

Save the file (ctrl+x in nano) and close the session. It will now be in color when you re-open your session.

Ubuntu server with prompt color
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