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"
() 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
puts otherwise the color codes won't be correctly parsed. This is equivalent to using
-e in bash.