[asterisk-users] CLI color prompt

Jeff LaCoursiere jeff at stratustalk.com
Sun May 31 12:26:07 CDT 2020


I had posted this a few hours ago, but got caught in moderation for 
size.  I trimmed down the pic and attached.

I am on an Ubuntu 16 workstation, in an Ubuntu terminal window, ssh'ed 
to the PBX (amazon instance).  You can see my term type matches yours.

I really don't know why yours doesn't work.  Perhaps you can tell us 
what your terminal emulator is, what you are running it on, etc.  
Whatever it is, it isn't properly interpreting the escape codes for 
xterm-256color.  You could possibly try some different terminal types, 
but this is an odd situation if the remote shell (is it remote?) can't 
determine your termtype.  This is pretty ancient code.


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On 5/31/20 11:42 AM, Fourhundred Thecat wrote:
>> On 2020-05-31 18:39, Ira wrote:
>> I typed this at the terminal prompt:  export ASTERISK_PROMPT="%C31[%H]: "
>> Typing at the same place:  echo $TERM  returns xterm
>> And now I have colored prompts at the Asterisk command line, so I can
>> assure you it can work. Kind of cool, 14 years using Asterisk and
>> because of your question, I now have colored prompts.
>> Do I have to do something to make sure that ASTERISK_PROMPT lives
>> through a reboot?
> I would add the export to .bashrc/.zshrc or whatever shell you are using
> why does it not work for me?
> My terminal clearly supports 256 colors.
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