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Aurora

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Ultimate ANSI colors for Golang. The package supports Printf/Sprintf etc.

aurora logo

Installation

Get

go get -u github.com/logrusorgru/aurora

Test

go test -cover github.com/logrusorgru/aurora

Usage

Simple

package main

import (
    "fmt"

    . "github.com/logrusorgru/aurora"
)

func main() {
    fmt.Println("Hello,", Magenta("Aurora"))
    fmt.Println(Bold(Cyan("Cya!")))
}

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Printf

package main

import (
    "fmt"

    . "github.com/logrusorgru/aurora"
)

func main() {
    fmt.Printf("Got it %d times\n", Green(1240))
    fmt.Printf("PI is %+1.2e\n", Cyan(3.14))
}

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aurora.Sprintf

package main

import (
    "fmt"

    . "github.com/logrusorgru/aurora"
)

func main() {
    fmt.Println(Sprintf(Magenta("Got it %d times"), Green(1240)))
}

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Enable/Disable colors

package main

import (
    "fmt"
    "flag"

    "github.com/logrusorgru/aurora"
)

// colorizer
var au aurora.Aurora

var colors = flag.Bool("colors", false, "enable or disable colors")

func init() {
    flag.Parse()
    au = aurora.NewAurora(*colors)
}

func main() {
    // use colorizer
    fmt.Println(au.Green("Hello"))
}

Without flags: disable png

With -colors flag: enable png

Chains

The following samples are equal

x := BgMagenta(Bold(Red("x")))
x := Red("x").Bold().BgMagenta()

The second is more readable

Colorize

There is Colorize function that allows to choose some colors and format from a side


func getColors() Color {
    // some stuff that returns appropriate colors and format
}

// [...]

func main() {
    fmt.Println(Colorize("Greeting", getColors()))
}

Less complicated example

x := Colorize("Greeting", GreenFg|GrayBg|BoldFm)

Unlike other color functions and methods (such as Red/BgBlue etc) a Colorize clears previous colors

x := Red("x").Colorize(BgGreen) // will be with green background only

Grayscale

fmt.Println("  ",
    Gray(1-1, " 00-23 ").BgGray(24-1),
    Gray(4-1, " 03-19 ").BgGray(20-1),
    Gray(8-1, " 07-15 ").BgGray(16-1),
    Gray(12-1, " 11-11 ").BgGray(12-1),
    Gray(16-1, " 15-07 ").BgGray(8-1),
    Gray(20-1, " 19-03 ").BgGray(4-1),
    Gray(24-1, " 23-00 ").BgGray(1-1),
)

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8-bit colors

Methods Index and BgIndex implements 8-bit colors.

Index/BgIndex Meaning Foreground Background
0- 7 standard colors 30- 37 40- 47
8- 15 bright colors 90- 97 100-107
16-231 216 colors 38;5;n 48;5;n
232-255 24 grayscale 38;5;n 48;5;n

Supported colors & formats

  • formats
    • bold (1)
    • faint (2)
    • doubly-underline (21)
    • fraktur (20)
    • italic (3)
    • underline (4)
    • slow blink (5)
    • rapid blink (6)
    • reverse video (7)
    • conceal (8)
    • crossed out (9)
    • framed (51)
    • encircled (52)
    • overlined (53)
  • background and foreground colors, including bright
    • black
    • red
    • green
    • yellow (brown)
    • blue
    • magenta
    • cyan
    • white
    • 24 grayscale colors
    • 216 8-bit colors

All colors

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Standard and bright colors

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Formats are likely supported

formats supported gif

Formats are likely unsupported

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Limitations

There is no way to represent %T and %p with colors using a standard approach

package main

import (
    "fmt"

    . "github.com/logrusorgru/aurora"
)

func main() {
    r := Red("red")
    var i int
    fmt.Printf("%T %p\n", r, Green(&i))
}

Output will be without colors

aurora.value %!p(aurora.value={0xc42000a310 768 0})

The obvious workaround is Red(fmt.Sprintf("%T", some))

Licensing

Copyright © 2016-2019 The Aurora Authors. This work is free. It comes without any warranty, to the extent permitted by applicable law. You can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the Do What The Fuck You Want To Public License, Version 2, as published by Sam Hocevar. See the LICENSE file for more details.


*Note that all licence references and agreements mentioned in the aurora README section above are relevant to that project's source code only.