MS-DOS Commands :: color
Sets the text and background colors.
Tip: The font (and color) can be changed by clicking on the icon at the
top-leftof the window's title bar (or right-clickanywhere on the title bar). From the menu that appears, select "Properties". To change the font, select the "Font" tab and select a font. To change the color, select the "Color" tab, click on the radio button of the color property you want to change and select a color. Click OK to save changes.
Sets the default console foreground and background colors. COLOR [attr] attr Specifies color attribute of console output Color attributes are specified by TWO hex digits -- the first corresponds to the background; the second the foreground. Each digit can be any of the following values: 0 = Black 8 = Gray 1 = Blue 9 = Light Blue 2 = Green A = Light Green 3 = Aqua B = Light Aqua 4 = Red C = Light Red 5 = Purple D = Light Purple 6 = Yellow E = Light Yellow 7 = White F = Bright White If no argument is given, this command restores the color to what it was when CMD.EXE started. This value either comes from the current console window, the /T command line switch or from the DefaultColor registry value. The COLOR command sets ERRORLEVEL to 1 if an attempt is made to execute the COLOR command with a foreground and background color that are the same. Example: "COLOR fc" produces light red on bright white
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