Hi Rich,

If I recall correctly, Pkg prints info messages. To change the color of 
those you need to set an environment variable. You can do this by adding a 
line to .juliarc.jl (note the leading dot) in your home directory:


or whatever other color you want to try (choose from :black, :red, :green, 
:yellow, :blue, :magenta, :cyan, :white, :normal, and :bold). See the 
current version of the manual  
more detail on this. If you also want to change the prompt color, you 
should follow the method there, as I think the way you are doing it is out 
of date.



On Tuesday, 20 September 2016 18:24:41 UTC+1, Richdev Boston wrote:
> HELP !!
> I am new to Julia.  I want to see what the REPL is doing when I add 
> packages. The response is a bright blue against totally black and the 
> contrast is so BAD I can read what is going on.  I want to use the Julia 
> REPL out of the box with a minor tweak to change colors, not use another 
> terminal emulator.
> I tried changing the environment colors in the file "juliarc.jl" below and 
> the Julia REPL starts but then stops running.  It seems to have no effect 
> except to stop the program from running correctly.  
>     # Base.active_repl.prompt_color = Base.text_colors[:cyan]
>     # Base.active_repl.envcolors = false
> Does someone have a good explanation of how to change these color scheme 
> or theme so better contrast colors that are readable?   
> Is there a way to do this without rebuilding the environment (which I 
> don't have a clue right now how to do.)
> It is frustrating for a beginner to not see what Pkg.add is actually 
> doing.  
> Thanks in advance.
> Rich 

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