[asterisk-users] CLI color prompt

Antony Stone Antony.Stone at asterisk.open.source.it
Sun May 31 08:59:59 CDT 2020

On Sunday 31 May 2020 at 15:44:46, Fourhundred Thecat wrote:

> Hello,
> how can I change the color of the asterisk prompt to red ?
> I read in the wiki that I can use %Cn[;n]
> https://wiki.asterisk.org/wiki/display/AST/Asterisk+CLI+Configuration

"The CLI prompt is set with the ASTERISK_PROMPT UNIX environment variable that 
you set from the Unix shell before starting Asterisk."

> I currently have this in my environment:
> export ASTERISK_PROMPT="[%H]: "
> which changes the prompt to hostname
> Ho can I make this prompt red ?

"%Cn[;n] - Change terminal foreground (and optional background) color to 
specified A full list of colors may be found in include/asterisk/term.h"

So, try:

export ASTERISK_PROMPT="%C31[%H]: "

(I got 31 from reading the term.h file.)



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