Microsoft DOS color command
The color command enables users running Microsoft Windows 2000 and Windows XP to change the default color of their background or text in their MS-DOS window.
The color command is an internal command and is available in the below Microsoft operating systems.
Sets the default console foreground and background colors.
|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 below 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.
Creates a Black background with light bright green text, similar to many of the FTP, telnet, and old BBS console screens.