Enable ANSI colors in Windows command prompt
Company Blogs 14 aprile 2012 Da Igor Spasić Staff
Having colored text in the command prompt is great thing for spotting error or success messages, especially when you work with git pr. Windows command prompt by default does not have this feature.
But do you remeber ANSI.SYS driver for DOS that enables this? I hope it was not that long ago :))) So I asked myself today, if we had this features back then, why not to have it again today. So I wanted to recode this; fortunatelly i searched first for existing solutions... and I've found a great one: ANSICON.
Do the following:
- Download from http://adoxa.110mb.com/ansicon/index.html or https://github.com/adoxa/ansicon
- Extract proper files, depending on your windows os: 32bit or 64bit
- Install it with: ansicon -i
Thats all. From now on, your windows command lines will be aware of ansi colors.
Read enclosed read me for more options. Note that I tried this on Windows 7 64bit.