change color text?

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    Question change color text?

    hi people!
    my question is how change the color of text that i send to stdout(display screen) in my linux.
    What is the function and in that header file is on?

    Tnks!
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    Well the short answer is to use ANSI escape sequences
    http://www.delmar.edu/Courses/CIS415L/ANSIsys.htm

    Example
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    printf( "\033[31mThis is Red\n" );
    A better way is to use the ncurses library since that is ported to a number of different platforms.
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    Is this ncurses library upper link or!

    I tried this what you wrote on Windows. And doesent work. How can I make that in Windows. If there is some way without using windows.h or with windows.h but some easy way?
    Somethink like
    Code:
    printf(RED -> "like this");
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    You use either compiler specific library functions, or you use ANSI secape sequences as stated, and hope they're displayed by your enviornment.

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    > I tried this what you wrote on Windows. And doesent work.
    Well done - you noticed that the OP said Linux.

    Yes, there is a win32 version of ncurses (I'm sure google will find it).

    Also, check out Adrianxw's website for win32 console tutorial.
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