May 26, 2018

Color screen output using ANSI escape sequences

While ANSI color escape codes are fairly simple, it can be hard to remember the codes for all of the attributes and the code resulting from hard-coding them into your script is definitely difficult to read. This module is designed to fix those problems, as well as provide a convenient interface to do a few things for you automatically like resetting attributes after the text you print out so that you don’t accidentally leave attributes set.

Despite its name, this module can also handle non-color ANSI text attributes bold, underline, reverse video, and blink. It uses either of two interfaces, one of which uses “constants” for each different attribute and the other of which uses two subs which take strings of attributes as arguments.

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