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Re: Feature request: Enable possibility of colored stderr output

From: Oğuz
Subject: Re: Feature request: Enable possibility of colored stderr output
Date: Sun, 13 Sep 2020 15:13:58 +0300

13 Eylül 2020 Pazar tarihinde A M <alex334599@gmail.com> yazdı:

> Hello, I would like to submit a feature request/suggestion on Bash. (I was
> told submitting to this mailing list was the right way to do it.)
> Feature request: Enable possibility of colored stderr output.
> It would be really neat to have functionality that stderr could be output
> in a different color compared to stdout. It could be argued that this
> feature would improve readability of terminal output by differentiating
> stdout and stderr through colorization.

I doubt it'd work with programs that color their outputs themselves, such
as ffmpeg. And I don't think it's a good idea for a shell to meddle with
the outputs of programs it invokes.

> Below are links to some discussions/articles on stderr colorization, I
> include them as examples of the interest/demand for this functionality:
> https://stackoverflow.com/questions/6841143/how-to-set-font-
> color-for-stdout-and-stderr
> https://serverfault.com/questions/59262/bash-print-stderr-in-red-color
> https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/shell-tips-finally-colorized-
> stderr-stdout-john-boero
> https://www.unix.com/unix-for-advanced-and-expert-users/1641
> 10-how-set-font-color-stdin-stdout-stderr.html

> Best Regards
> Alex


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