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COLORIT(1)                                                          COLORIT(1)



NAME
       colorit - a script for markuping the text input

SYNOPSIS
       colorit [OPTIONS] [files...]

DESCRIPTION
       colorit  is  a  script for markuping text input and sending a result to
       stdout.  Markuping rules are described in a configuration file which is
       filtered  by  preprocessor (the default is m4 ).  The define HOME equal
       to your home directory is set for the preprocessor using -D option sup-
       ported  by both m4 and cpp.  This script can be used for colorizing the
       text by ANSI escape sequences, or making a simple text conversions  and
       may be used for colorizing output of dict or other programs. In partic-
       ular, log files, dict, cc, make, or diff output can easily be colorized
       and viewed.

OPTIONS
       -V or --version
              Shows version information.

       -h or --help
              Shows help information.

       -c file or --config file
              Specify  configuration  file.   The  default  is ~/.coloritrc or
              /etc/dictd/colorit.conf

       --pp preprocessor
              Specify a preprocessor (- for none).

FILES
       ~/.coloritrc
              User's colorit configuration file

       /etc/dictd/colorit.conf
              System colorit configuration file

CONFIG FILE
       Empty lines or lines beginning with sharp sign (`#') are  ignored.  All
       other  lines have this structure: command arg1 arg2 ... argN.  All com-
       mands are processed one-by-one for each input line.
       args strings can be surrounded by double-quote characters.
       Currently, only mark command is available having  the  following  argu-
       ments: regexp pre_string post_string
       The  pre_string  and  post_string are inserted at the beginning and the
       end of substring matched by regular expression regexp

BUGS
       The only supported escape sequence in the strings surrounded by  double
       quotes is \033.

SEE ALSO
       less(1), m4(1), cpp(1), dict(1)



                                  28 Oct 2003                       COLORIT(1)