There are lots of examples showing how to set a nice colorful bash prompt. I wanted more than the output: the typed text should be hi-intensity, but the command output should be normal. I found only a hackish solution:
- Install a DEBUG trap in your ~/.bashrc:
trap 'echo -ne "\e[0m" > $(tty)' DEBUG
- And add yourself to the tty group:
sudo adduser <username> tty
It works, although I still have to think what can it break at some moment (long after I completely forget about that .bashrc line):
Meanwhile, grc is a regexp-based colorizer for output.