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texasaggie97

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Terminal colors in build output window
« on: October 12, 2017, 09:16:25 pm »
I am using Windows 10 x64 1703, including Windows Subsystem for Linux.

I am calling into WSL using a bash command and would like to get the color output I can get when using bash directly.

I can force color output from the command but the build window doesn't show it.

You can see what I am talking about in the two screenshots.

Should this work? If so I can keep trying to see what I am doing wrong. Otherwise, can it work in the future?


rowbearto

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Re: Terminal colors in build output window
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2017, 09:24:46 pm »
I'd really like to be able to see the colors in the build window as well.

I wrote a similar request in this post: https://community.slickedit.com/index.php?topic=14848.0

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Re: Terminal colors in build output window
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2017, 12:03:28 pm »
Agreed.
I am used to it but it feels so unprofessional when I have people looking over my shoulder at my compilations. They laugh and wonder why I still using an editor from the 1990s before compilers starting outputting in color...  :-[

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Re: Terminal colors in build output window
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2017, 02:08:05 pm »
A corollary to this request is this: In addition to displaying my builds in the process buffer, I also save them in a log file. I would like to have a file type that can color based on the control codes, so that when I view these log files in an editor window I can see the colors properly. Perhaps the default coloring for the "process buffer file type" can be to color based on the control codes from the terminal, and then I could assign files with ".log" extension to have this process buffer file type to get colored properly.

rowbearto

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Re: Terminal colors in build output window
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2019, 01:30:58 am »
« Last Edit: July 11, 2019, 01:32:29 am by rowbearto »

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Re: Terminal colors in build output window
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2019, 12:24:06 am »
This is still on our todo list. Sorry it's not implemented already.

texasaggie97

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Re: Terminal colors in build output window
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2019, 07:53:15 pm »
Maybe the new Microsoft Terminal and the new Console APIs they have added (at least for Windows) will help? https://devblogs.microsoft.com/commandline/windows-command-line-introducing-the-windows-pseudo-console-conpty/