NAME

Color::ANSI::Util - Routines for dealing with ANSI colors

VERSION

This document describes version 0.14 of Color::ANSI::Util (from Perl distribution Color-ANSI-Util), released on 2015-01-03.

SYNOPSIS

 use Color::ANSI::Util qw(
     ansifg
     ansibg
 );

 say ansifg("f0c010"); # => "\e[33;1m" (on 16-color terminal)
                       # => "\e[38;5;11m" (on 256-color terminal)
                       # => "\e[38;2;240;192;16m" (on 24-bit-color terminal)

 say ansibg("ff5f87"); # => "\e[47m" (on 16-color terminal)
                       # => "\e[48;5;7m" (on 256-color terminal)
                       # => "\e[48;2;255;95;135m" (on 24-bit-color terminal)

There are a bunch of other exportable functions too, mostly for converting between RGB and ANSI color (16/256/24bit color depth).

DESCRIPTION

This module provides routines for dealing with ANSI colors. The two main functions are ansifg and ansibg. With those functions, you can specify colors in RGB and let it output the correct ANSI color escape code according to the color depth support of the terminal (whether 16-color, 256-color, or 24bit). There are other functions to convert RGB to ANSI in specific color depths, or reverse functions to convert from ANSI to RGB codes.

Keywords: xterm, xterm-256color, terminal

FUNCTIONS

ansi16_to_rgb($color) => STR

Convert ANSI-16 color to RGB. $color is number from 0-15, or color names "black", "red", "green", "yellow", "blue", "magenta", "cyan", "white" with "bold" to indicate bold/bright. Return 6-hexdigit, e.g. "ff00cc".

Die on invalid input.

rgb_to_ansi16($color) => INT

Convert RGB to ANSI-16 color. $color is 6-hexdigit RGB color like "ff00cc". Will pick the closest color. Return number from 0-15.

Die on invalid input.

ansi256_to_rgb($color) => STR

Convert ANSI-256 color to RGB. $color is a number from 0-255. Return 6-hexdigit, e.g. "ff00cc".

Die on invalid input.

rgb_to_ansi256($color) => INT

Convert RGB to ANSI-256 color. $color is 6-hexdigit RGB color like "ff00cc". Will pick the closest color. Return number between 0-255.

Die on invalid input.

rgb_to_ansi16_fg_code($rgb) => STR

ansi16fg($rgb) => STR

Alias for rgb_to_ansi16_fg_code().

rgb_to_ansi16_bg_code($rgb) => STR

ansi16bg($rgb) => STR

Alias for rgb_to_ansi16_bg_code().

rgb_to_ansi256_fg_code($rgb) => STR

ansi256fg($rgb) => STR

Alias for rgb_to_ansi256_fg_code().

rgb_to_ansi256_bg_code($rgb) => STR

ansi256bg($rgb) => STR

Alias for rgb_to_ansi256_bg_code().

rgb_to_ansi24b_fg_code($rgb) => STR

Return ANSI escape code to set 24bit foreground color. Supported by Konsole and Yakuake.

ansi24bfg($rgb) => STR

Alias for rgb_to_ansi24b_fg_code().

rgb_to_ansi24b_bg_code($rgb) => STR

Return ANSI escape code to set 24bit background color. Supported by Konsole and Yakuake.

ansi24bbg($rgb) => STR

Alias for rgb_to_ansi24b_bg_code().

rgb_to_ansi_fg_code($rgb) => STR

Return ANSI escape code to set 24bit/256/16 foreground color (which color depth used is determined by COLOR_DEPTH environment setting or from Term::Detect::Software if that module is available). In other words, this function automatically chooses rgb_to_ansi{24b,256,16}_fg_code().

ansifg($rgb) => STR

Alias for rgb_to_ansi_fg_code().

rgb_to_ansi_bg_code($rgb) => STR

Return ANSI escape code to set 24bit/256/16 background color (which color depth used is determined by COLOR_DEPTH environment setting or from Term::Detect::Software if that module is available). In other words, this function automatically chooses rgb_to_ansi{24b,256,16}_bg_code().

ansibg($rgb) => STR

Alias for rgb_to_ansi_bg_code().

ENVIRONMENT

COLOR_DEPTH => INT

Observed by: ansi{fg,bg}.

BUGS/NOTES

Algorithm for finding closest indexed color from RGB color currently not very efficient. Probably can add some threshold square distance, below which we can shortcut to the final answer.

SEE ALSO

Term::ANSIColor

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ANSI_escape_code

HOMEPAGE

Please visit the project's homepage at https://metacpan.org/release/Color-ANSI-Util.

SOURCE

Source repository is at https://github.com/sharyanto/perl-Color-ANSI-Util.

BUGS

Please report any bugs or feature requests on the bugtracker website https://rt.cpan.org/Public/Dist/Display.html?Name=Color-ANSI-Util

When submitting a bug or request, please include a test-file or a patch to an existing test-file that illustrates the bug or desired feature.

AUTHOR

perlancar <perlancar@cpan.org>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

This software is copyright (c) 2015 by perlancar@cpan.org.

This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.