▶ Bash tips: Colors and formatting (ANSI/VT100 Control sequences)

Bash tips: Colors and formatting (ANSI/VT100 Control sequences)

The ANSI/VT100 terminals and terminal emulators are not just able to display black and white text ; they can display colors and formatted texts thanks to escape sequences. Those sequences are composed of the Escape character (often represented by ”^[” or ”<Esc>”) followed by some other characters: ”<Esc>[FormatCodem”.

In Bash, the <Esc> character can be obtained with the following syntaxes:

  • \e
  • \033
  • \x1B

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