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color_names = ('black', 'red', 'green', 'yellow', 'blue', 'magenta', 'cyan', 'white')
foreground = dict([(color_names[x], '3%s' % x) for x in range(8)])
background = dict([(color_names[x], '4%s' % x) for x in range(8)])
RESET = '0'
def colorize(text='', opts=(), **kwargs):
Returns your text, enclosed in ANSI graphics codes.
Depends on the keyword arguments 'fg' and 'bg', and the contents of
the opts tuple/list.
Returns the RESET code if no parameters are given.
Valid colors:
'black', 'red', 'green', 'yellow', 'blue', 'magenta', 'cyan', 'white'
Valid options:
'noreset' - string will not be auto-terminated with the RESET code
colorize('hello', fg='red', bg='blue', opts=('blink',))
colorize('goodbye', opts=('underscore',))
print colorize('first line', fg='red', opts=('noreset',))
print 'this should be red too'
print colorize('and so should this')
print 'this should not be red'
code_list = []
if text == '' and len(opts) == 1 and opts[0] == 'reset':
return '\x1b[%sm' % RESET
for k, v in kwargs.iteritems():
if k == 'fg':
elif k == 'bg':
for o in opts:
if o in opt_dict:
if 'noreset' not in opts:
text = text + '\x1b[%sm' % RESET
return ('\x1b[%sm' % ';'.join(code_list)) + text
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