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Prepare lines of text for easy consumption

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linecook is a command-line tool that transforms lines of text into a form that’s pleasant to consume.


The recommended way of installing linecook is to use pip:

pip install linecook

Cooking up some beautiful text

The core goal of linecook is to make it easy to create your own transforms to parse whatever text you have. For example, take an app.log file that looks like:


If you want to highlight the log type and mute the dates/times, then you can create a custom recipe in one of your configuration files like the following:

from linecook import patterns as rx
from linecook.transforms import color_text

    'recipes': {
        'my-logs': [
             color_text(rx.any_of(, rx.time), color='blue'),
             color_text('INFO', color='cyan'),
             color_text('WARN', color='grey', on_color='on_yellow'),
             color_text('ERROR', on_color='on_red'),

To use this recipe, you can just pipe the log output to linecook with your new recipe as an argument:


That’s all there is to it!

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