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CodeCat - syntax highlighting for cat
#!/bin/bash
# Filename catc
# Description print files to stdout with syntax highlighting (using python-pygments)
# Author Drew Fradette <http://www.github.com/drewfradette>
# Version 0.6
# Last Updated 2012-09-26
# Usage catc file.sh
# bash_version 4.2.10(1)-release
#######################################################
PYGMENTIZE=/usr/bin/pygmentize
CAT=/bin/cat
help() {
echo -e "Usage: catc [-h] [-l LEXER] [-L] FILENAME\n"
echo -e "-h\tDisplay this help screen."
echo -e "-l\tSpecify a lexer to use. See -L."
echo -e "-L\tList available lexer.s"
echo -e "-v\tBe verbose where possible."
}
# Check if python-pygments is installed
# TODO: add support for Ubuntu
if [ ! -f "$PYGMENTIZE" ]; then
if [ -f /etc/redhat-release ]; then
while true; do
read -p "Pygmentize was not found. Would you like to install it? [y/n] " yn
case $yn in
[Yy]* ) sudo yum install python-pygments; break;;
[Nn]* ) exit;;
* ) echo "Please Answer Yes or No";;
esac
done
else
echo -e "Error: pygments was not found. Please install it"
exit 1
fi
fi
LEXER=""
VERBOSE=0
while getopts "hvLl:" OPTION; do
case $OPTION in
h) help; exit;;
l) LEXER="$OPTARG";;
L) ${PYGMENTIZE} -L; exit;;
v) VERBOSE=1;;
*) echo "Bad parameter"; exit 2;;
esac
done
shift $((OPTIND-1))
FILENAME="$@"
if [ "$FILENAME" == "" ]; then
echo -e "You must specify a filename."
help; exit 3;
fi
if [ "$LEXER" != "" ]; then
${PYGMENTIZE} -l "$LEXER" "$FILENAME" 2> /dev/null
else
${PYGMENTIZE} "$FILENAME" 2> /dev/null
fi
if (( $? > 0 )); then
${CAT} "$1" || exit $?
fi

philihp commented Jun 5, 2012

Love this.

Why wouldn't you use pygmentize directly? I don't see this script adding much functionality or convenience to it (other than the short name, which can be achieved just by a link).

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