By default, the Ubuntu shell is black and white text only. Let's add some color to the bash shell in Ubuntu for all users!

Simply add the text below to the end of the /etc/bash.bashrc file (requires sudo permissions to edit this file).

cat << EOF >> /etc/bash.bashrc
# uncomment for a colored prompt, if the terminal has the capability; turned
# off by default to not distract the user: the focus in a terminal window
# should be on the output of commands, not on the prompt

if [ -n "$force_color_prompt" ]; then
    if [ -x /usr/bin/tput ] && tput setaf 1 >&/dev/null; then
        # We have color support; assume it's compliant with Ecma-48
        # (ISO/IEC-6429). (Lack of such support is extremely rare, and such
        # a case would tend to support setf rather than setaf.)

Here is what my shell looked like before the change...

And here is what it looks like now.

This makes it a bit easier on the eyes when working in the shell.

There is a good chance that this will work in Ubuntu 18.04. Give it a try.

-Joey D