If you have a color-capable terminal and wish to see useful color-coding of information, use the COLOR command to set the level of coloring you see. > color off This command disables all color. > color sparse > color normal > color complete These three commands turn color on to various levels. Experiment to see which level suits your personal taste. Using color will slow down the speed at which you see messages VERY slightly. The effect is more noticeable on slower connections. Even if you have color turned on, non-colorized messages will not be slowed down at all.