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Source the script
In your shell script you need to source the file bash_colorfunctions/src/color.class.sh.
Then you can use functions that have a bit a class like look and feel named
You can source the file from the local installation.
. /opt/bash_colorfunctions/src/color.class.sh || exit 1
From your script directory
If you want to deploy your script, you also can copy the single file color.class.sh into your directory.
cd [your directory of scripts] cp /opt/bash_colorfunctions/src/color.class.sh .
Then you can source it with a relative path
. $( dirname $0 )/color.class.sh || exit 1
Keep in mind that this method is unhandy to update the color.class.sh.
Let’s start with echo of a colored text:
color.echo "white" "green" "Yep, it seems to work!"
You also can initialize a wanted color. Then execute your commands that will drop their output in that color. Finally reset the color. As an example I set the foreground color (fg) to blue (ansi code 34):
color.fg "blue" ls -l color.reset
You need an overview over all available functions and colors. See “All functions” and “Colors” on the left.
Remark: You can pause the video to read the lines of the demo and rewind too.