colout: Colorize on a whim

Not far off from codemetre, this is colout, which you might be able to ascertain on your own.


Pipe text through colout, and you can apply color to specific strings. It’s a very clever idea, and one I like a lot.

What you see above is a good example of what colout can do — find commented sections in code and highlight them.

In the most basic terms, just cat text.txt | colout word red bold will search for “word” in the file and paint it red where it is found.

Of course, that alone is possible just with grep --color, in a way. colout just gives a little more flexibility.

If it sounds like I like colout, you’re right. I’m willing to give this one a gold smiley: 😀