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== Colorizing the output of pacman ==
 
== Colorizing the output of pacman ==
Now that makepkg has colorized output, why not pacman as well? [http://www.gentoo.org/ Gentoo]'s 'portage' package manager uses colors a lot, and as you can see in this [http://www.gentoo-portage.com/Image/156 screenshot], it greatly enhances readability.
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Now that makepkg has colorized output, why not pacman as well? [http://www.gentoo.org/ Gentoo]'s package manager application named 'emerge' uses colors extensively, and as you can see in this [http://www.gentoo-portage.com/Image/156 screenshot], it greatly enhances readability.
  
 
==== Scripts ====
 
==== Scripts ====

Revision as of 11:30, 30 July 2005


Colorizing the output of pacman

Now that makepkg has colorized output, why not pacman as well? Gentoo's package manager application named 'emerge' uses colors extensively, and as you can see in this screenshot, it greatly enhances readability.

Scripts

User citral uses the following script in his .bashrc:

alias pacs="pacsearch"
pacsearch () {
       echo -e "$(pacman -Ss $@ | sed \
       -e 's#current/.*#\\033[1;31m&\\033[0;37m#g' \
       -e 's#extra/.*#\\033[0;32m&\\033[0;37m#g' \
       -e 's#community/.*#\\033[1;35m&\\033[0;37m#g' \
       -e 's#^.*/.* [0-9].*#\\033[0;36m&\\033[0;37m#g' )"
}

Links

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