Need to add back ground color to my shell

what should be added to my .profile  file in my home directory to change background color of my shell during login .  like green or purple.
nicky sAsked:
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t-maxConnect With a Mentor Commented:
OK, so here's the code for black letters on purple:
export PS1="\e[0;45m\[$PS1\]\$"

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And on green:
export PS1="\e[0;42m\[$PS1\]\$"

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Hope this is what you need.
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This is the link I save to remember what color options are available in Bash.

Hope this helps you!
nicky sAuthor Commented:
can some one pls give me a sample code instead of i just want to include to my (.bash_profile) file
instead of sending links that i should go thru one by one
The idea of providing a link is to let you go through it so you can take what you need.
Here's an example, but you must take a look at the links to understand and choose what you want.
This is an extract from my first link:
Task: How to make the prompt setting permanent

Your new shell prompt setting is temporary i.e. when you logout setting will be lost. To have it set everytime you login to your workstation add above export command to your .bash_profile file or .bashrc file.
$ cd
$ vi .bash_profile
$ vi .bashrc
Append export line:
export PS1="\e[0;31m[\u@\h \W]\$ \e[m"

Save and close the file.
Set up your terminal emulator (xterm or the like).  Any \e tricks aren't permanent enough.
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