[Tutor] Changing text colors on WinXP py2.6.2

Tim Golden mail at timgolden.me.uk
Tue Oct 13 14:26:14 CEST 2009

Alan Gauld wrote:
> "Tim Golden" <mail at timgolden.me.uk> wrote 
>> No. ANSI escapes don't work on Windows. 
> Wouldn't the ANSI codes work if ANSI.SYS were loaded?
> I thought you could still load ANSI.SYS it just wasn't 
> normally there? The help system says you should load it 
> in config.nt with:
> device=c:\winnt\system32\ansi.sys 
> But I admit I've never tried it - I didn't even like ANSI.SYS 
> when I was using DOS!

(from memory). I'm fairly sure that even that
no longer works. When this question last came
up I think we went round that loop and discovered
that it didn't. Happy to be wrong. :)


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