HEADS-UP: When using languages other than bash, make sure you use the appropriate function that accepts escape sequences. For example, in ruby, you need to output text using
putsotherwise the color codes won't be correctly parsed. This is equivalent to using
Output text in colours
These messages work within any text printed to a console. They can therefore be used in other scripts you create (php, ruby, python, perl, etc), not just bash.(*)
In general, languages will only parse special characters (like
\033if you use double-quotes).
Messages in uppercase are given as examples only.
$ echo -e "\033[31mERROR:\033[00m"
$ echo -e "\033[33mWARNING:\033[00m"
bold yellow text
$ echo -e "\033[1;33mWARNING:\033[00m"
bold green text
$ echo -e "\033[1;32mSUCCESS\033[00m"