> Any idea how to set the color of the shell prompt in emacs?
> Not sure how much of this has to do with my windowing system (Windows
> XP) and shell (putty) or version of emacs and host.
I don’t think you’ll get ANSI color in your Emacs terminal unless you have this:
;; Add color to a shell running in emacs ‘M-x shell’
(autoload ‘ansi-color-for-comint-mode-on “ansi-color” nil t)
(add-hook ‘shell-mode-hook ‘ansi-color-for-comint-mode-on)
Then set the colors:
;; custom-set-faces was added by Custom — don’t edit or cut/paste it!
;; Your init file should contain only one such instance.
‘(comint-highlight-prompt ((t (:foreground “white”)))))