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Ruby String class extension. Adds methods to set text color, background color and, text effects on ruby console and command line output, using ANSI escape sequences.
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colorize

http://colorize.rubyforge.org
http://fazibear.prv.pl

DESCRIPTION:

Ruby String class extension. Adds methods to set text color, background color and, text effects on ruby console and command line output, using ANSI escape sequences.

FEATURES/PROBLEMS:

  • change string color

  • change string background

  • change string effect

SYNOPSIS:

Some usage samples:

puts "This is blue".colorize( :blue )
puts "This is light blue".colorize( :light_blue )
puts "This is also blue".colorize( :color => :blue )
puts "This is light blue with red background".colorize( :color => :light_blue, :background => :red )
puts "This is light blue with red background".colorize( :light_blue ).colorize( :background => :red )
puts "This is blue text on red".blue.on_red
puts "This is red on blue".colorize( :red ).on_blue
puts "This is red on blue and underline".colorize( :red ).on_blue.underline
puts "This is blue text on red".blue.on_red.blink
puts "This is uncolorized".blue.on_red.uncolorize

Class methods:

String.colors - return array of all possible colors names
String.modes  - return array of all possible modes
String.color_matrix - displays color matrix with color names
String.color_matrix( "FOO" ) - display color matrix with "FOO" text

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Win32/Console/ANSI (for Windows)

INSTALL:

  • sudo gem install colorize

LICENSE:

colorize - Ruby String class extension. Adds methods to set text color, background color and, text effects on ruby console and command line output, using ANSI escape sequences.

Copyright (C) 2007 Michal Kalbarczyk

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 675 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA.

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