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Color printing in python

Project description



A Light-weight python package for terminal output in color


Chalk allows you to print to your terminal in color. It also provides a simple logging handler and formatter for a more informative logging experience. Why print in black and white?


pip install pychalk


from __future__ import print_function
import chalk

import chalk

white = chalk.Chalk('white')
white('foo', bold=True, underline=True)
# returns '\x1b[37;1;4mfoo\x1b[0m'

bold_white = white + chalk.utils.FontFormat('bold')
# returns '\x1b[37;1mfoo\x1b[0m'

bold_white + 'foo'
# returns '\x1b[37;1mfoo'

bold_white + 'foo' + chalk.RESET
# returns '\x1b[37;1mfoo/x1b[0m'


Install pyenv

curl -L | bash
pyenv install -s -v 2.7.14 \
&& pyenv install -s -v 3.5.4 \
&& pyenv install -s -v 3.6.3

Then install the development requirements… To help with this please use:


Then run the tests using tox.

source venv/bin/activate
py27 develop-inst-noop: /home/anthony/git/chalk


Ran 37 tests in 0.009s

py36 runtests: commands[1] | coverage report -m
Name                Stmts   Miss  Cover   Missing
chalk/      18      0   100%
chalk/       28      0   100%
chalk/        124      0   100%
TOTAL                 170      0   100%
_________________________________________________________________________________________ summary _________________________________________________________________________________________
  py27: commands succeeded
  py35: commands succeeded
  py36: commands succeeded
  congratulations :)

Using Docker

Alternatively use a docker image with pyenv installed. This project uses anthonyalmarza/alpine-pyenv:cable which has pyenv setup with the latest versions of python 2.7, 3.5 and 3.6 (as of Dec 19th 2017).

First build the image and tag it as chalk


Then run the tests


Thank you

  • @billjohnston
  • @livibetter

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