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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Ruby gem for colorizing text using ANSI escape sequences. Extends String class or add a ColorizedString with methods to set text color, background color and text effects.

modes

  • require 'colorize' - Extends String class
  • require 'colorized_string' - add ColorizedString class

features

  • change string color
  • change string background
  • change string effect
  • display color samples
  • disable colorization

usage

require 'colorize'

String.colors                       # return array of all possible colors names
String.modes                        # return array of all possible modes
String.color_samples                # displays color samples in all combinations
String.disable_colorization         # check if colorization is disabled
String.disable_colorization = false # enable colorization
String.disable_colorization false   # enable colorization
String.disable_colorization = true  # disable colorization
String.disable_colorization true    # disable colorization

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
require 'colorized_string'

ColorizedString.colors                       # return array of all possible colors names
ColorizedString.modes                        # return array of all possible modes
ColorizedString.color_samples                # displays color samples in all combinations
ColorizedString.disable_colorization         # check if colorization is disabled
ColorizedString.disable_colorization = false # enable colorization
ColorizedString.disable_colorization false   # enable colorization
ColorizedString.disable_colorization = true  # disable colorization
ColorizedString.disable_colorization true    # disable colorization

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

puts ColorizedString.new("This is blue").blue
puts ColorizedString.new("This is light blue").colorize(:light_blue)

requirements

  • Win32/Console/ANSI (for Windows)

install

  • gem install colorize

Note: You may need to use sudo to install gems

license

Copyright (C) 2007-2016 Michał 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.