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Old 07-16-2010, 07:00 PM   #1
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List of '\e' escape characters, please


Even with extensive reading on C and C++, I still cannot find documentation on the use of the '\e' escape character. Any ideas where you can find some of it? Google returns no relevant results.

I am trying to figure out how you would use that character to change text color (e.g. '\e[*m')
 
Old 07-16-2010, 07:41 PM   #2
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Even with extensive reading on C and C++, I still cannot find documentation on the use of the '\e' escape character. Any ideas where you can find some of it? Google returns no relevant results.

I am trying to figure out how you would use that character to change text color (e.g. '\e[*m')
First of all the thread name doesn't make sense. This is because '\e' is just one character (i.e. singular), but the thread name contains the word "characters", i.e. plural.

Anyway, enter into Google

"C" escape characters

and read the matches. The text you are supposed to read do provide info on how to include into a string any character.

You are probably also interested in http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ANSI_escape_code .

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Old 07-18-2010, 08:09 AM   #3
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The escape codes to change the color, etc, have nothing to do with C!

They are implemented in the terminal.
 
Old 07-21-2010, 01:02 PM   #4
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ansi/vt100 escape sequences are what you want.
google

http://ascii-table.com/ansi-escape-sequences-vt-100.php

you can play with these on an xterm,

say:
Code:
printf "\033[5m"
will make the text blink.

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