# Change font color settings in Ubuntu terminal on WSL

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I found it difficult to see some of the colors of the terminals on WSL2 Ubuntu 18.04LTS on Windows 10 Pro. So you can customize the text color.

## Install Windows Terminal

Install from Microsoft Store. Register in the start menu.

## Start Windows Terminal

Start Windows Terminal from the Start menu, then Windows PowerShell terminal will be launched. Click on the downward-facing symbol to the right of the "+" on the right of the tab to open the menu.

Click on Settings in the menu, edit it (Append "colorScheme": "One Half Dark",) as follows:

{
"guid": "{c6eaf9f4-32a7-5fdc-b5cf-066e8a4b1e40}",
"hidden": false,
"name": "Ubuntu-18.04",
"colorScheme": "One Half Dark",
"source": "Windows.Terminal.Wsl"
},

## Color setting using dircolors

Apart from Windows Terminal, the environment variable LS_COLORS can be set using dircolors.

### Create a setting file

Save a file that contains the current settings in the home directory.

dircolors -p > ~/.dircolors

Open the created .dircolors with editor and edit it. As an example, the Windows folder is hard to see, so change the values as follows:

DIR 01;36 # directory

OTHER_WRITABLE 01;36 # dir that is other-writable (o+w) and not sticky

### Edit .bashrc

Open the .bashrc file with editor; append the following:

eval \$(dircolors -b ~/.dircolors)

When you restart the terminal, the color has been changed.

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