curs_color - Linux


curs_color is a versatile command-line utility used to control the cursor color in Linux terminal environments. It enables users to customize the appearance of their cursor, making it easier to track and identify within text.


curs_color [options] [color]

color: The desired cursor color. Supported colors include:

  • black
  • red
  • green
  • yellow
  • blue
  • magenta
  • cyan
  • white
  • default (resets cursor to default color)


  • -h, –help: Displays help information.
  • -v, –version: Displays version information.


Simple Color Change:

$ curs_color green

Reset Cursor Color:

$ curs_color default

Complex Usage:

$ echo "Hello, World!" | curs_color blue; cat

Common Issues

  • Cursor color not changing: Ensure that your terminal supports cursor color changes.


Combining with Other Commands:

$ less -FRX | curs_color red

Use in Scripts:


# Set cursor to yellow
curs_color yellow

# Display a message
echo "Attention, please."

# Reset cursor color
curs_color default

Related Commands

  • tput: Low-level terminal manipulation tool
  • xterm: Advanced terminal emulator