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Swag up your shell output with escape code magic!

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Color your shell output with escape code magic.



pip install swag


Usage: swag [OPTIONS] COMMAND [ARGS]...

  --install-completion [bash|zsh|fish|powershell|pwsh]
                                  Install completion for the specified shell.
  --show-completion [bash|zsh|fish|powershell|pwsh]
                                  Show completion for the specified shell, to
                                  copy it or customize the installation.

  --help                          Show this message and exit.


CLI Usage

Print to the cli

You can print colored from the shell as follows:

swag print --color yellow --modifier intenseBold "This text will be intenseBold and yellow :-)"

The possible modifiers are:

  • underline
  • background
  • bold
  • intense
  • intenseBold
  • intenseBackground

Installation to a folder

From the commandline do:

swag install --dest <path/to/folder> # default is ~/.colors

This will install all the escape codes to the ~/.colors or <path/to/folder> folder.

Now you can use the colors directly from the console via:

echo $(cat ~/.colors/blue) This will be blue

List all colors

Prints a list of colors (color coded).

swag list

Use from code

from swag import red, green, reset, INTENSE

red("This will be red")
green("Blah", modifier=INTENSE)  # Prints an intense green
# Prints an intense green, to the end of the output, means if you use print after it will be green too:
green("This is green until the end", modifier=INTENSE, continuous=True)
print("This will still be green")
reset()  # From now on the default cli color will be used


This project is licensed under the GPL-3 license.

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