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    Question Linux Color (quazi NOOB)

    Probably the most asked question in windows converted to linux:
    How can you have collored text in a linux console program.


    And if anyone knows, in gVIM, how do you get it to keep you color scheme?

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    This search would probably be more effective than just 'color'
    http://www.cprogramming.com/cboard/s...der=descending

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    This is how I do it

    Code:
    char green[11]="\033[1;32m";
    char blue[11]="\033[1;34m";
    
    printf("%sThis is how you use colors\n", blue);
    printf("%s-------------------\n", green);
    I believe that there are various alternatives

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    Originally posted by unixOZ
    This is how I do it

    Code:
    char green[11]="\033[1;32m";
    char blue[11]="\033[1;34m";
    
    printf("%sThis is how you use colors\n", blue);
    printf("%s-------------------\n", green);
    I believe that there are various alternatives
    why [11] and not [8]?
    hello, internet!

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    >>why [11] and not [8]?
    Why not [] ?

    char green[]="\033[1;32m";
    When all else fails, read the instructions.
    If you're posting code, use code tags: [code] /* insert code here */ [/code]

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    char green[]="\033[1;32m"; is better

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    here is a good explanation:
    http://www.linuxgazette.com/issue65/padala.html

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