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Date: 2007-01-13 (20:57)
From: Eric Cooper <ecc@c...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] color on linux terminal
On Sat, Jan 13, 2007 at 08:29:16PM +0000, Markus Weihs wrote:
> to get coloured output on a linux terminal, you can do something like
>     echo -e "\033[31m This is now red"
> How can I do this with OCaml? The following doesn't work
>     print_string "\033[31m blabla"

This is my biggest "pet peeve" about OCaml.  It uses *decimal* escapes
for characters, not octal like everywhere else in the UNIX and
C-influenced universe.

So you want
     print_string "\027[31m blabla"

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