Colored Pacman output

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Colorizing the output of pacman

Now that makepkg has colorized output, why not pacman as well? Gentoo's 'portage' package manager uses colors a lot, 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' )"
}

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