Steven Haryanto
and 1 contributors


Data::Unixish::ansi::color - Colorize text with ANSI color codes


version 0.04


In Perl:

 use Data::Unixish qw(lduxl);
 $colorized = lduxl(['ansi::color' => {color=>"red"}], "red"); # "\e[31mred\e[0m"

In command line:

 % echo -e "HELLO" | dux ansi::color --color red; # text will appear in red


color(%args) -> [status, msg, result, meta]

Colorize text with ANSI color codes.

Arguments ('*' denotes required arguments):

  • color* => str

    The color to use for each item.

    Example: red, bold blue, yellow on_magenta, black on_bright_yellow. See Perl module Term::ANSIColor for more details.

    You can also supply raw ANSI code.

  • in => any

    Input stream (e.g. array or filehandle).

  • out => any

    Output stream (e.g. array or filehandle).

Return value:

Returns an enveloped result (an array).

First element (status) is an integer containing HTTP status code (200 means OK, 4xx caller error, 5xx function error). Second element (msg) is a string containing error message, or 'OK' if status is 200. Third element (result) is optional, the actual result. Fourth element (meta) is called result metadata and is optional, a hash that contains extra information.


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This software is copyright (c) 2014 by Steven Haryanto.

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