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Old 04-21-2004, 12:32 PM   #1
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Changing text color in C++

I've got a C program that demonstrates changing text color with ANSI escape codes. It works like this:
#include <stdio.h>
int main()
   int i = 0;
   for (i = 31; i <= 37; i++)
       printf("\033[0;%dmHello!\033[0m\n", i);
       printf("\033[1;%dmHello!\033[0m\n", i);
I'm wondering how to do something like this in C++, using cout. Anybody know?
Old 04-21-2004, 12:55 PM   #2
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#include <iostream>

int main( void )
for (int i = 31; i <= 37; i++)
std::cout << "\033[0;" << i << "mHello!\033[0m" << std::endl;
std::cout << "\033[1;" << i << "mHello!\033[0m" << std::endl;
return 0;
Old 04-21-2004, 01:33 PM   #3
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Awesome. Thanks.

Last edited by Brakki; 04-21-2004 at 02:13 PM.
Old 04-21-2004, 04:24 PM   #4
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If you are writing software that will be used by others, and you need color text support, I'd suggest using ncurses to change the text's color. ASCII escape codes may not work on certain terminals.


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