Bash Colors



Bash Color Escape Codes

Echo (echo -e) the following escape codes inside \e[ESCCODEm to colorize text in Bash:

  • Black 0;30
  • Dark Gray 1;30
  • Blue 0;34
  • Light Blue 1;34
  • Green 0;32
  • Light Green 1;32
  • Cyan 0;36
  • Light Cyan 1;36
  • Red 0;31
  • Light Red 1;31
  • Purple 0;35
  • Light Purple 1;35
  • Brown 0;33
  • Yellow 1;33
  • Light Gray 0;37
  • White 1;37

Make sure to use echo -e to enable interpretation of backslash escapes:

bash$ echo -e "This is red->\e[00;31mRED\e[00m"

Remove Color

Echo \e[00m to remove text color modifications:

bash$ echo -n '\e[00m'