# How to make my Linux tcsh prompt vibrant?

Welcoming all,

I am trying to make my Linux tcsh prompt vibrant. Nonetheless I'm coming a cropper.

I find out about retreat codes and also I can efficiently make echo'ed result vibrant, yet I can not appear to do it for my prompt.

As an example, if I make use of the adhering to command:

echo "\033[1m Hello \033[0m"


I appropriately get a result line that has Hello and also the message is vibrant message.

Nonetheless, if I attempt to transform my prompt making use of comparable reasoning it, falls short. As an example, If I try to transform the prompt making use of the adhering to command:

set prompt="\033[1m NEW-PROMPT \033[0m"


I get:

^[[1m NEW-PROMPT ^[[0m


So it appears that my prompt is not being procedures the like resemble lines? Any kind of pointers on what my trouble could be?

Adhering to is a brought down variation of my setting, which might offer ideas regarding why I could require to make use of a few other layout for the prompt.

LANG=POSIX
LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8
SHELL=/bin/csh
SSH_CLIENT=127.0.0.1 49757 22
SSH_CONNECTION=127.0.0.1 49757 127.0.0.1 22
SSH_TTY=/dev/pts/4
TERM=xterm
HOSTTYPE=i586-linux
VENDOR=suse
OSTYPE=linux
MACHTYPE=i586
SHLVL=7
HOST=psbu-jrr-lnx
CSHEDIT=emacs
CPU=i686
LESS=-M -I
LESSOPEN=lessopen.sh %s
LESSCLOSE=lessclose.sh %s %s
LESSKEY=/etc/lesskey.bin
PAGER=less
MORE=-sl
MINICOM=-c on
COLORTERM=1
SSH_SENDS_LOCALE=yes
CVS_RSH=ssh
WINDOWMANAGER=/usr/bin/X11/kde
ENV=/etc/bash.bashrc
LS_COLORS=no=00:fi=00:di=01;34:ln=00;36:pi=40;33:so=01;35:do=01;35:bd=40;33;01:cd=40;33;01:or=41;33;01:ex=00;32:*.cmd=00;32:*.exe=01;32:*.com=01;32:*.bat=01;32:*.btm=01;32:*.dll=01;32:*.tar=00;31:*.tbz=00;31:*.tgz=00;31:*.rpm=00;31:*.deb=00;31:*.arj=00;31:*.taz=00;31:*.lzh=00;31:*.zip=00;31:*.zoo=00;31:*.z=00;31:*.Z=00;31:*.gz=00;31:*.bz2=00;31:*.tb2=00;31:*.tz2=00;31:*.tbz2=00;31:*.avi=01;35:*.bmp=01;35:*.fli=01;35:*.gif=01;35:*.jpg=01;35:*.jpeg=01;35:*.mng=01;35:*.mov=01;35:*.mpg=01;35:*.pcx=01;35:*.pbm=01;35:*.pgm=01;35:*.png=01;35:*.ppm=01;35:*.tga=01;35:*.tif=01;35:*.xbm=01;35:*.xpm=01;35:*.dl=01;35:*.gl=01;35:*.wmv=01;35:*.aiff=00;32:*.au=00;32:*.mid=00;32:*.mp3=00;32:*.ogg=00;32:*.voc=00;32:*.wav=00;32:
LS_OPTIONS=-N --color=tty -T 0
FULLENV=false
VISUAL=vi
SSH_AUTH_SOCK=/tmp/ssh-lkJkR5043/agent.5043
SSH_AGENT_PID=5044
WINDOWID=60817426
XTERM_VERSION=XTerm(208)
XTERM_SHELL=/bin/csh

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2019-05-13 05:54:30
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The echo constructed - in executes backslash development on your system (this is configurable, and also the default is system - reliant). The prompt variable has the actual backslashes, and also prompt development is a little unusual.

If you intend to include incurable retreat series in your prompt, they require to be in between %{%}, as in

set prompt="%{\e[1m%}NEW-PROMPT%{\e[0m%}"


But it is less complex (and also in concept extra mobile) to make use of the constructed - in retreat series for vibrant message.

set prompt="%BNEW-PROMPT%b"

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2019-05-17 20:15:17
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