change text color in shell

hi all,
      i was wondering if i could change the text color of the commands i type into bash shell.I use a shell account and use telnet to login to it.please tell me how could this be done if i want to make it permanent.I am not the root user and i want only my user prompt and commands that i type in to have a changed color.

Thank you.
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dex11Author Commented:
When i say color change it is not just for the prompt but for whole thing .what i meant was

when i say something like
xyz@xyz# grep xyz file

i want "grep xyz file" line to be colored green instead of white.
You need to change the foreground color which would apply to the text.  this is often controlled by way of the telnet application that you are using.

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