Home With Color

April 11th, 2014
shell, tech
When people first learn how to customize their terminal prompt they tend to go overboard with colors and information.

Over time I've settled into something relatively simple, with color indicating which machine I'm currently on. I move between a small number of computers (laptop, desktop, a couple web servers) but with computers you don't have the normal ambient reminders of location. So, color:

The last one is my laptop; I never log into it remotely so it doesn't need a server name.

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