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Izulien
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 3:19 pm   

Color Specific Words
 
Is it possible to color specific words instead of the entire line?

I currently use
#co {line} color

But sometimes this will catch a line of my prompt as well which just looks silly.
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MattLofton
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 5:01 pm   
 
Use #cw
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Izulien
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 6:03 pm   
 
AH! Much better options. Thanks for the help Matt... The "search" function in CMUD sucks compared to the searching in zMUD
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shalimar
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 6:24 pm   
 
i dunno, if you go to the color helpfile, you can see the CW helpfile to the left, granted, thats a bit indirect, but they do try to put as much common knowledge at your fingertips as possible

PS, check out #HELP %colorname
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Izulien
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 6:36 pm   
 
Once you find the right helpfile sure. My comment was more of "search" actually doesn't do anything. Example is shown in the screenshot below.

http://img717.imageshack.us/img717/591/searchoy.png

Step 1. Go to Help>Search
Step 2. Type your query in the search field
Step 3. Press Enter or Click "Search"
Step 4. Steps 1-3 were useless, not just dig through all topics on the left to find one you think fits what you want.

Now as a side note.

If you do know the command you want (still going with color here) you can get great results by searching the command.
http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/9707/color2e.png -- showing results of #color instead of color

In this case I probably should have actually done the search again with the command once I found it.
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Rahab
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 8:27 pm   
 
I believe that's exactly the same search function that existed in Zmud help--it simply lists all the help topics that contain that word(s). Can you describe what results you would expect to see in a search for "color"?
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Daern
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 11:38 pm   
 
That's exactly what it does. The problem with a search term like "color" is that the helps are stored in HTML format, so your search will find every topic that has text in a different color in it because that looks something like "<span style="color: red">....</span>" internally. Probably technically a bug.
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Anaristos
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 1:11 am   
 
CMUD supports the majority of the ANSI control set. This means that you can enter colors (as well as other display commands) in this fashion:
Code:

$ESC = %char(27)
;;
#ECHO $ESC"[1;33m" + THIS LINE IS BRIGHT YELLOW + $ESC"[0m"

The above works just fine.
You can also use either of this:
Code:

#ECHO <color "yellow">THIS LINE IS BRIGHT YELLOW</color>
;;
#MXP <color="yellow">THIS LINE IS BRIGHT YELLOW</color>
;;
// etc
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MattLofton
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 2:15 am   
 
There's no need to do it the way Anaristos described (first code block). If you want to put together an ansi-formatted string, simply use %ansi(). There are some technical differences between the ansi codes generated by %ansi() and the raw ansi codes--a result of the specific format terms you are applying, such as bold or italic--you learn about in the ansi spec, but the results will always look the same either way.
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