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COLORS(3) 3 (libbash colors library manual) COLORS(3)

NAME

colors
libbash library for setting tty colors.

SYNOPSIS

color
 
[⟨indent⟩] ⟨color⟩ ⟨text
[⟨indent⟩] ⟨color⟩ ⟨text

DESCRIPTION

General

colors is a collection of functions that make it very easy to put colored text on tty.

The function list:

colorSet
Sets the color of the prints to the tty to COLOR
colorReset
Resets current tty color back to normal
colorPrint
Prints TEXT in the color COLOR indented by INDENT (without adding a newline)
colorPrintN
The same as colorPrint, but trailing newline is added

Detailed interface description follows.

Available colors:

Green
 
Red
 
Yellow
 
White
 
The color parameter is non-case-sensitive (i.e. RED, red, ReD, and all the other forms are valid and are the same as Red).

FUNCTIONS DESCRIPTIONS

colorSet ⟨color⟩

Sets the current printing color to color.

colorReset

Resets current tty color back to normal.

colorPrint [⟨indent⟩] ⟨color⟩

Prints text using the color color indented by indent (without adding a newline).

Parameters:

indent
The column to move to before start printing. This parameter is optional. If ommitted - start output from current cursor position.
color
The color to use.
color
The text to print.

colorPrintN [⟨indent⟩] ⟨color⟩

The same as colorPrint, except a trailing newline is added.

EXAMPLES

Printing a green 'Hello World' with a newline:
Using colorSet:
$ colorSet green
$ echo 'Hello World'
$ colorReset
Using colorPrint:
$ colorPrint 'Hello World'; echo
Using colorPrintN:
$ colorPrintN 'Hello World'

AUTHORS

Hai Zaar ⟨haizaar@haizaar.com⟩
Gil Ran ⟨gil@ran4.net⟩

SEE ALSO

ldbash(1), libbash(1)
July 7, 2019 Linux