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       colorit - a script for markuping the text input


       colorit [OPTIONS] [files...]


       colorit  is  a  script for markuping text input and sending a result to
       stdout.  Markuping rules are described in a configuration file which is
       filtered  by  preprocessor (the default is m4 ).  The define HOME equal
       to your home directory is set for  the  preprocessor  using  -D  option
       supported  by  both m4 and cpp.  This script can be used for colorizing
       the text by ANSI escape sequences, or making a simple text  conversions
       and  may  be  used  for colorizing output of dict or other programs. In
       particular, log files, dict, cc, make, or diff  output  can  easily  be
       colorized and viewed.


       -V or --version
              Shows version information.

       -h or --help
              Shows help information.

       -c file or --config file
              Specify  configuration  file.   The  default  is ~/.coloritrc or

       --pp preprocessor
              Specify a preprocessor (- for none).


              User’s colorit configuration file

              System colorit configuration file


       Empty lines or lines beginning with sharp sign (‘#’) are  ignored.  All
       other  lines  have  this  structure:  command  arg1 arg2 ... argN.  All
       commands are processed one-by-one for each input line.
       args strings can be surrounded by double-quote characters.
       Currently,  only  mark  command  is  available  having  the   following
       arguments: regexp pre_string post_string
       The  pre_string  and  post_string are inserted at the beginning and the
       end of substring matched by regular expression regexp


       The only supported escape sequence in the strings surrounded by  double
       quotes is \033.


       less(1), m4(1), cpp(1), dict(1)

                                  28 Oct 2003