bugfindutils - Bugs: bug #37201, Colourized output


bug #37201: Colourized output

Submitted by:  Kip <kip>
Submitted on:  Mon 27 Aug 2012 02:06:53 AM UTC  
Category:  find Severity:  3 - Normal
Item Group:  None Status:  None
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Open/Closed:  Open
Release:  4.4.2 Fixed Release:  None

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Sat 02 Aug 2014 05:31:16 PM UTC, comment #3:

N.B. "Colourize" is incorrect spelling even in English English. (see Pocket Fowler's Modern English Usage, p122). "Colorize" is correct in both British and American English (despite what my spell checker is trying to say). "Colorise" is also acceptable in British English but not American.

Chris <ajfodjes>
Mon 27 Aug 2012 01:55:19 PM UTC, comment #2:

It would also be worth explaining why the benefit of having the feature outweighs the maintenance burden of having it.

Part of the maintenance burden is going to relate to the fact that this feature would be hard to regression-test, so if you have concrete suggestions on that too, they'd be welcome.

James Youngman <jay>
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Mon 27 Aug 2012 01:07:13 PM UTC, comment #1:

And what exactly do you propose coloring? Are you suggesting that 'find -printf' should honor LS_COLORS to colorize file names according to file type, in the same manner as ls? Patches are certainly welcome, although it would be best by starting by moving the ls coloring from coreutils into gnulib so that it would be common code shared by both projects.

Eric Blake <ericb>
Project Administrator
Mon 27 Aug 2012 02:06:53 AM UTC, original submission:

GNU find does not currently support colourized output. Some other GNU utilities, such as GNU grep (--color=auto) and others support this feature via a command line switch.

Kip <kip>


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