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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • At my place of work, the convention is to use red for production and yellow for staging. That way, you can instantly tell the type of box you're connected to.

    For development work, green on black or light blue on black.

    For sessions on staging servers, yellow on black.

    For sessions on production servers, red on black.

    For sessions on backup servers orange on black.

    • Similar for me, except that wonder of wonders, I got to name all the boxes this time around (for my company).

      So we have servers called "red", "orange", "green", "blue" (so far). For each server I have $colour on black.

      It's neato :)

      It's saved at least 3 accidental running of things on the wrong machine just in the last 3 months
    • At least, you can tell which box you've connected to if you're not colorblind.

      It's still a neat idea though, even if green and yellow or red and orange may be too subtle. Do you have something on the server side that changes the colors, do you have different XTerm shortcuts that connect to the appropriate boxes, or do you do something else?

      • Colorblindness would be a problem. Those who are partially colorblind would have to pick colors they are able to differentiate between. Those who are completely colorblind could try white on black for one system, black on white for another, black on grey for a third, etc.

        Do you have something on the server side that changes the colors, do you have different XTerm shortcuts that connect to the appropriate boxes, or do you do something else?

        I use different shortcuts.