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Old 11-13-2008, 03:31 AM   #1
john.daker
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How to handle ansi escape codes in C?


I'm writing terminal program in C with ncurses, and I have no idea how to handle ansi escape codes like "ESC[;4;5m",does ncurses provide some routine to handle this, or is there any lib can help?

Thanks.

And is there any stuff explains ansi escape codes ?

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Old 11-13-2008, 04:29 AM   #2
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man ascii would be a start

You could define some color escape strings like:
Code:
#include <stdio.h>

#define COLOR_RED "\033[;1;31m"
#define COLOR_END "\033[0m"

int main() {
    printf("%sHello World%s\n", COLOR_RED, COLOR_END);
    return 0;
}
[edit]
Wait, curses has already colors macro defined, try:
man curs_color

Last edited by keefaz; 11-13-2008 at 04:34 AM.
 
Old 11-13-2008, 05:26 AM   #3
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But how to handle it?
For example, I read a string like "\033[;1;31mHello World\033[0m"

Or vim's escape codes:
ESC[?1000hESC[?1049hESC[?1hESC=ESC[1;30rESC[?12;25hESC[?12lESC[?25hESC[27mESC[mESC[HESC[2JESC[?25lESC[2;1HESC[1mESC[3.................
 
  


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