The DOS Zone
FAT System Guide
How do I change the colours?
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In order to change the colours which DOS uses you must first load ANSI.SYS
(except for PTS-DOS users), you can then set various colours (and attributes)
by using the PROMPT command.
Next you need to amend the prompt command, in AUTOEXEC.BAT, to look
something like this:
Be sure to make the "m" lower case.
To change the foreground colour you need to change the number 32 to the
number which represents the colour you want. The codes are:
So for magenta text use:
The number 40 could be changed to give a different background
colour, the codes are:
So yellow text on a blue background would be:
Please look up ANSI.SYS and PROMPT in the DOS Reference
section for details on how to do this.
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