Bug #79755 No longer able to customize mysql prompt using bash color codes
Submitted: 23 Dec 2015 9:16 Modified: 23 Jan 2018 16:37
Reporter: Sherri Albrecht Email Updates:
Status: Open Impact on me:
Category:MySQL Server: Options Severity:S4 (Feature request)
Version:5.6.21-enterprise-commercial-advanced OS:Red Hat (Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 6.5 (Santiago))
Assigned to: CPU Architecture:Any
Tags: color, prompt

[23 Dec 2015 9:16] Sherri Albrecht
The following code is placed inside my .bashrc file.  With MySQL version 5.5 my prompt was then colored blue and had various parts bold / inverse.


MYSQL_PS1="${setblue}\D \u@${setbold}\h:E${GTSENV}${unset}${setblue}${setinvs}(\d)${unset}\nmysql> "

export MYSQL_PS1=`echo -e "$MYSQL_PS1"`

After upgrading the MySQL Server from 5.5 to 5.6 this code now produces the following prompt:

$ mysql --defaults-group-suffix=_simulation -h prmdbsclu -P 18100
Welcome to the MySQL monitor.  Commands end with ; or \g.
Your MySQL connection id is 632603
Server version: 5.6.21-enterprise-commercial-advanced MySQL Enterprise Server - Advanced Edition (Commercial)

Copyright (c) 2000, 2014, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.

Oracle is a registered trademark of Oracle Corporation and/or its
affiliates. Other names may be trademarks of their respective

Type 'help;' or '\h' for help. Type '\c' to clear the current input statement.

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How to repeat:
Install MySQL 5.6.21-enterprise-commercial-advanced

Place the above code into the .bashrc file, source it, and attempt to enter mysql.

Suggested fix:
Find out why it worked with older versions (5.5) and attempt to make it work again. :)
[23 Jan 2018 16:37] Sherri Albrecht
Sadly I have not heard from anyone, nor have I found a way to make it work.