Dos Prompt Modifications

by Brett on October 26, 2006

As I tend to use a dos a lot I decided it might be nice to modify the way dos looks. Below is the result of my modifications. I basically just changed the font color to green and made the working directory appear one line higher than normal.


Here are the steps if you would like to modify your dos prompt:

  1. To change the color of DOS go to /HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Command Processory/ in your registry and modify the DefaultColor to be 0a
  2. To make the working directory appear one line higher, right click on “My Computer” go to “Properties” and then select the “advanced tab”. Now, click the “Environment Variables” button. Under “User variables” click the “new” button and put “PROMPT” (without the quotes) in the “variable name” text box and “$P$_$+$G” (without the quotes) in the “variable value” text box. This change will not take effect until the computer has been restarted.

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