[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] add colours to warnings and errors

Howard Chu hyc
Thu Apr 22 01:23:52 CEST 2010

Michael Niedermayer wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 22, 2010 at 12:59:15AM +0200, James Darnley wrote:
>> Here is a patch which tries to prevent some pebkac issues.  It prints
>> AV_LOG_ERROR in red and AV_LOG_WARNING in yellow.
> the idea is good, your implementation is not
> it should be looking something like
> ff_set_console_color(int fd, int color){
>      if (isatty(fd))
>          fprintf( fd, "\033[...
> #endif
> }
> also windows/dos in the distant past supported ansi color codes, did MS
> drop support for that?

ANSI codes are not supported by default, the system has to be configured to 
load the ANSI.SYS driver for them to work.

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