Docker Bash Has No Colour

When I run

docker run -i -t python /bin/bash

the resulting terminal has no color.

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    Docker bash prompt not display color

    https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/docker-user/Bp4BaWRw6k4

    https://github.com/docker/docker/issues/9299

    I’m using the Docker Quickstart Terminal from the Docker Toolbox on Windows 10. I have docker version 1.12.0, build 8eab29e.

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  • One Solution collect form web for “Docker Bash Has No Colour”

    To fix this you need to update the ~/.bashrc file.

    Adding something like this (borrowed from the default Ubuntu ~/.bashrc file) should do the trick:

    if [ -x /usr/bin/dircolors ]; then
    test -r ~/.dircolors && eval "$(dircolors -b ~/.dircolors)" || eval "$(dircolors -b)"
    alias ls='ls --color=auto'
    alias grep='grep --color=auto'
    alias fgrep='fgrep --color=auto'
    alias egrep='egrep --color=auto'
    fi
    

    Once you’ve updated the ~/.bash file, you need to reload the file by running source ~/.bashrc.

    You may want to create your own dockerfile which does this automatically.

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