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I would like to set bash prompt for my dev server and prod server.

for dev server I would like to be yellow+bold+ bright.

I tried my best and partly achieved using below settings.
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PS1="\e[1;33m\u : \w> $ \e[m"
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but I need this color to be more Bright + Yellow.
for your more understanding my required color , please refer the attached file, where few info messages at the top, are displayed in yello+bold+ bright. I wanted that be same for my prompt.

so please advice for
1) how to set PS1 value , yello+BOLD+ bright, shown in the screenshot
2) how to set PS1 value   Red + BOLD + bright,
3)  how to set permanent settings

please advice for the above queries
 
waiting for your reply
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by:mbertl
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Hi,
with 1m, you already set it to be bold, and AFAIK there is no 'more bold'. Because there are only 16 Colors to choose from, you only have that red and that yellow. If you have a graphical Terminal, like gnome-terminal, you can slightly change fonts and colors, if you have text login, you already have whats possible.
for 2): yellow is 33m, red is 91m.
For 3): you add your "export PS1..." to ~/.bashrc and you have your prompt with every login.
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by:mac_g
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Thanks for your reply ..
please refer to attached screenshot, what exact yellow colour ( info text messages in terminal)   I am looking for.
same  for RED too

waiting for your advice.
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by:gheist
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If you use putty there is no difference between bold and flat font.
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by:mac_g
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I cant use putty.

having this environment, can you please advice  how can I achieve my objective
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by:mbertl
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You could try all different numbers to find out, which number your required color is. Since there is no specific documentation for that from the developers, its the way i would do it.
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by:mac_g
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any idea how to increase  font size  for the PS1
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mbertl earned 500 total points
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You only can increase the font size, if your Mobaterm has an option for that. Under "Settings/Configuration/Terminal" you can change Font and Fontsize, as well as the color theme.
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by:mac_g
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it will effect all  screen.

just I need to have effected to PS1
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by:mac_g
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I've requested that this question be deleted for the following reason:

not getting satisfactory reply
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