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README.md

colors

DESCRIPTION:

Colorful strings in Ruby!

FEATURES/PROBLEMS:

  • whole/partial string colorization is possible

  • if you use Readline, there might be some problems with multiline strings

SYNOPSIS:

Colors is an extension for Ruby String class, which provides colorful strings. It uses ANSI control sequences, thus works in any ANSI-compliant terminal.

INSTALL:

As easy as:

  $ gem install colors

BASIC USAGE:

Require the gem:

require 'rubygems'
require 'colors'

Get the string bolded with +hl+:

"abc".hl #=> *abc*

Get the string colored:

"abc".hl(:red) #=> *abc* (it is red, no kidding :)

Get some words within the string colored (only whole words are colored):

"abc abcde abc".hl(:blue, "abc") #=> *abc* abcde *abc*

Available colors

  • gray
  • red
  • green
  • yellow
  • blue
  • purple
  • lightblue
  • white
  • red_bg
  • green_bg
  • yellow_bg
  • blue_bg
  • purple_bg
  • lightblue_bg
  • white_bg

LICENSE:

(The MIT License)

Copyright (c) 2009 Aleksander Pohl

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the 'Software'), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED 'AS IS', WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

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