ansi_up

Convert ansi sequences in strings to colorful HTML

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ansi_up.js

ansi_up is a simple library for converting text that contains ANSI color escape codes into equivalent HTML spans. At the same, it also properly escapes HTML unsafe characters (&,<,>,etc.) into their proper HTML representation. It can also transform any text that looks like a URL into an HTML anchor tag.

This is compliant with AMD (require.js). This code has been used in production since early 2012. This project is actively maintained and welcomes all feedback. Thanks for reading.

Turn this terminal output:

ESC[1;Foreground
 30   30   30   30   30   30   30   30  
 31   31   31   31   31   31   31   31  
 32   32   32   32   32   32   32   32  
...

Into this browser output:

Browser Example

    <script src="ansi_up.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
    <script type="text/javascript">

    var txt  = "\n\n\033[1;33;40m 33;40  \033[1;33;41m 33;41  \033[1;33;42m 33;42  \033[1;33;43m 33;43  \033[1;33;44m 33;44  \033[1;33;45m 33;45  \033[1;33;46m 33;46  \033[1m\033[0\n\n\033[1;33;42m >> Tests OK\n\n"

    var html = ansi_up.ansi_to_html(txt);

    var cdiv = document.getElementById("console");

    cdiv.innerHTML = html;

    </script>

Node Example

    var ansi_up = require('ansi_up');

    var txt  = "\n\n\033[1;33;40m 33;40  \033[1;33;41m 33;41  \033[1;33;42m 33;42  \033[1;33;43m 33;43  \033[1;33;44m 33;44  \033[1;33;45m 33;45  \033[1;33;46m 33;46  \033[1m\033[0\n\n\033[1;33;42m >> Tests OK\n\n"

    var html = ansi_up.ansi_to_html(txt);

There are examples in the repo that demonstrate an AMD/require.js/ jQuery example as well as a simple browser example.

Installation

$ npm install ansi_up

API

ansi_up should be called via the functions defined on the module. It is recommended that the HTML is rendered with a monospace font and black background. See the examples, for a basic CSS definition.

escape_for_html (txt)

This does the minimum escaping of text to make it compliant with HTML. In particular, the '&','<', and '>' characters are escaped.

linkify (txt)

This replaces any links in the text with anchor tags that display the link. The links should have at least one whitespace character surrounding it. Also, you should apply this after you have run ansi_to_html on the text.

ansi_to_html (txt, options)

This replaces ANSI terminal escape codes with SPAN tags that wrap the content. By default the styles are inline on the SPAN tags.

The options parameter is optional and if you pass an object with the key/value pair 'use_classes: true' classes will be set on the SPAN tag instead of inline styles. The classes used are of the format ansi-*-fg/bg and ansi-bright-*-fg/bg where * is the colour name, i.e black/red/green/yellow/blue/magenta/cyan/white.

Building

This just uses 'make'. The result is just one file. Feel free to include the file in your asset minification process.

Running tests

To run the tests for ansi_up, run npm install to install dependencies and then:

$ make test

Credits

This code was developed by Dru Nelson (https://github.com/drudru).

Thanks goes to the following contributors for their patches:

License

(The MIT License)

Copyright (c) 2011 Dru Nelson

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the 'Software'), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

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