Custom nice colors in Windows shells

We’ll be using scoop to install the necessary tools.

Quickstart with scoop

  • Install git separately. Here’s the link: https://gitforwindows.org. I recommend the following customizations in the installer:
    • Use Notepad++ as default editor
    • Use True Type fonts in all console windows
    • Check out as-is, commit as-is
  • Win+ R -> powershell. In PowerShell (answer ‘Y’ when asked):
Set-ExecutionPolicy RemoteSigned -scope CurrentUser
iex (new-object net.webclient).downloadstring('https://get.scoop.sh')
  • scoop is now installed, if you had any open cmd windows - close them now.

Colors for cmd.exe and PowerShell

Install concfg using scoop or from here: https://github.com/lukesampson/concfg

scoop install concfg

Command to import the colorscheme:

concfg import <path-to-json>

Color scheme as a gihib gist:

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