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Date:      Sun, 23 Jan 2011 18:59:31 -0600
From:      "Michael D. Norwick" <mnorwick@centurytel.net>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Colorized compiler/linker messages
Message-ID:  <4D3CCEF3.5050005@centurytel.net>
In-Reply-To: <20110123230733.GA24421@mark-debian.phub.net.cable.rogers.com>
References:  <4D3B8BD4.5010606@centurytel.net> <20110123230733.GA24421@mark-debian.phub.net.cable.rogers.com>

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On 01/23/2011 17:07, Mark Johnston wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 22, 2011 at 08:00:52PM -0600, Michael D. Norwick wrote:
>    
>> Good Day,
>>
>> I have seen this for some time when building ports and was wondering
>> how it was done.  GCC when compiling and linking certain programs,
>> ebook for example, emits messages in various colors.  How is that
>> done?  Where does one find what the various colors are supposed to
>> signify?  Or, is it just because it's more appealing?
>>
>> Thank You,
>>
>> Michael
>>      
> I'm not sure about ebook specifically, but there's a wrapper for gcc called
> colorgcc which colorizes the diagnostics and errors that gcc emits. The idea is
> that one can just do something like "CC=colorgcc make" when building.
>
> I'm sure there are other programs out there that do something similar,
> but colorgcc is the most common I think. Apparently there are similar
> wrappers for make and diff as well.
>
> -Mark
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>    
Thank You,

I'll look up the man pages for colorgcc and see if it is installed on my 
system.  This explains a lot.

Michael



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