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[Help-bash] read -ep and ANSI colour sequences

From: muji
Subject: [Help-bash] read -ep and ANSI colour sequences
Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2013 11:01:48 +0100


I would like to use ANSI colour sequences when showing a prompt using
read -ep but I can't figure out how to do this. Is this possible? Am I
missing something? Using standard escape sequences does not appear to
work, my current test code looks like:

read -ep "\033[1mABC\033[0m" value;

Using echo -e the output is bold as expected:

echo -e "\033[1mABC\033[0m";

I cannot see any option in `bash help read` that affects ANSI escape
sequences. I suspect escaping is different in this instance, but my
experiments have not yielded anything so far. Any pointers much

mischa (aka muji).

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