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colorize input text
#!/usr/bin/env python3
colorize parts of lines to arbitrary colors
usage: echo a b c | color a:green c:red
usage: echo /a/b/c | sep=/ color a:green c:red
usage: echo /a123/b/c | sep=/ sub=y color a:green c:red
usage: echo /a123/b/c | sep=/ sub=y ljust=10 color a:green c:red
import functools
import sys
import os
import sys
# make colors
_colors = ['red', 'green', 'yellow', 'blue', 'magenta', 'cyan', 'white']
_pairs = zip(_colors, range(31, 38))
def _make_color(code, text):
return "\033[{}m{}\033[0m".format(code, text)
for _color, _num in _pairs:
globals()[_color] = functools.partial(_make_color, _num)
# print help
if '-h' in sys.argv or '--help' in sys.argv:
print('colors:', ' | '.join(_colors))
# create map of token => color function
colors = {token: globals()[color]
for arg in sys.argv[1:]
for token, color in [arg.split(':')]}
# default ljust is 0
ljust = int(os.environ.get('ljust', '0'))
# default sep is whitespace
sep = os.environ.get('sep')
# default to exact match, use SUB=y for substring match
sub = 'sub' in os.environ
for line in sys.stdin:
# if line contains any token
if any(token in line for token in colors):
# for each part of the line
parts = []
for part in line.rstrip().split(sep):
# colorize part by first matching substring
if sub:
for t in colors:
if t in part:
part = colors[t](part)
if ljust:
part = part.ljust(ljust + 9)
# colorize part by exact match
if part in colors:
part = colors[part](part)
if ljust:
part = part.ljust(ljust + 9)
sys.stdout.write((sep or ' ').join(parts) + '\n')
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