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
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