On Thu, Jan 25, 2001 at 10:32:29PM -0600, Bryce Porter wrote:
> I have been working on an awesome bash prompt theming mechanism. I could
> easily make a format to make color prompts using strings like $red for
> red text, etc. And then i could even write a few sample bash prompt
> themes. I have all the ANSI colors defined already, and assigned to thier
> own unique variable.
> Sounds like a cool idea to me.
> > Hmmm... I'm just thinking aloud here; I'm not even sure if it's a useful
> > idea, nor am I sure
> > that I can explain it satisfactorialy :/
> > Ok, from the users perspective, it would look like this: A default
> > configuration skeleton would
> > be installed (a default ~/.bashrc etc), as it is currently. The user
> > would then be able to apply, um, "themes" to their configuration - for
> > example I like the highlight colour to be red, so I would find myself
> > going through ~/.pinerc, ~/.lynxrc etc making them all look the same...
> > the same applies to things like prompts, shells, editor of choice, my
> > favorite mail program, /etc/hosts etc etc.
*sigh* That's not what I meant at all ;)
Colouring a prompt was just an example; I was trying to portray a system
whereby everything could be configured from one central datafile... I'll try
to explain it again if anybody wants?