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Ruby string class extension. It add some methods to set color, background color and text effect on console easier using ANSI escape sequences.

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README.md

colorize Gem Version

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

  • change string color
  • change string background
  • change string effect

usage

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

  • gem install colorize

Note: You may need to use sudo to install gems

license

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.,
51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301 USA.
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