Colored text in Linux

Cedric Adjih adjih at
Fri Sep 22 18:49:49 CEST 2000

Brian Geddes <brian.j.geddes at> wrote:
> All -
> I want to be able to print out colored text to the screen from inside a
> Python script in Linux.  I figure this is just a matter of using the proper
> escape codes, but I'm not sure where to find them or if I'll have to use
> anything other than the basic print() function.  Thanks in advance...

  For being portability, you can use the curses/ncurses modules.
  Otherwise you can use print, and the codes from console_codes(4):
  This is for console (i.e. text mode), but some of the codes also work
for xterm, Eterms, ...
-- Cedric

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