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colored prompt and commands executed

See original GitHub issue

it would be nice, to have colors for the pgcli prompt available like the psql command has.

for example, this is my prompt in psqlrc which looks more appealing.

\set PROMPT1 '%[%33[%0;33m%] 🐘 %`date +"%H:%M:%S"` %[%33[%0;34m%]» %[%33[%0;31m%]%n%[%33[%0;33m%]@%[%33[%0;36m%]%M:%> %[%33[%0;35m%]%x%# %[%33[%0;0m%]'
\set PROMPT2 '%[%33[%0;33m%] 🐘 %R » %[%33[%0;0m%]'

the % allows you to pass vt color codes thrugh with the %[ %] syntax and even better, with


you can execute commands, which results in a nice colored prompt with the current time.

can we have this in pgcli too?

Issue Analytics

  • State:closed
  • Created 4 years ago
  • Reactions:3
  • Comments:6 (4 by maintainers)

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amjithcommented, Mar 29, 2020

You can install directly from the master branch using:

pip install -U

Here’s an example of colored prompt in the config:

prompt = '\x1b[35m\u@\x1b[32m\h:\x1b[36m\d>'

\x1b[ followed by the color code. 35m for purple, 32m for green and 36m for cyan.

This is what the prompt looks like:


rightawaycommented, Mar 29, 2020

It’s not working for me in that version, the characters from the code above just appear as they are. Could you give an example of a couple of different colors in your prompt and I can try that in mine to see if it works?

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