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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] Color console output
From: Vladimir Prus (vladimir.prus_at_[hidden])
Date: 2016-10-18 02:21:15


On 17-Oct-16 9:02 PM, Chambers, Matthew wrote:
> Is there any interest in having BB emit its warning and error messages
> in color? It's just a matter of writing ANSI color codes on modern *nix
> shells, but even in Windows cmd.exe it's possible. I think it would be
> very helpful for quickly discriminating between mundane build text,
> error/warning messages, and in the case of failed actions, the body of
> the action that failed.

I think there is interest, and it was suggested in There were no actual
patches though.

> For Windows, it requires a few system calls:

It's good to know it can work on Windows, I though it's a Unix thing.


Vladimir Prus

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