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Bug#560061: RFP: cope -- colour wrapper for text level programs (e.g. ps, stat, xrandr)


On Tue, Dec 08, 2009 at 06:05:09PM +0100, chrysn wrote:
> Package: wnpp
> Severity: wishlist
> * Package name    : cope
>   Version         : none yet (rc1 as of 2009-12-07)
>   Upstream Author : Benjamin Sago <ben@cytzol.org>
> * URL             : http://stuff.cytzol.org/cope/
> * License         : like Perl
>   Programming Lang: Perl
>   Description     : colour wrapper for text level programs (e.g. ps, stat, xrandr)
> cope is a wrapper around programs that output to a terminal, to give
> them colour for utility and aesthetics while still keeping them the same
> at the text level.
> Adding colours on top of text makes it easy to see when something's
> amiss. For utility, you can stop hunting through your terminal's scroll
> buffer to locate an error when it's clearly highlighted in red, or
> locating a network address hidden in dense output when they're marked in
> yellow and blue (local and foreign, respectively). As for aesthetics,
> even the simplest utility can be brightened up by adding a dash of
> colour on top.
> cope's scripts are written in Perl, so they're as flexible (and fast) as
> Perl allows.

This sound interessting. However there are already similar tools in
Debian. I would like to look into packaging it, and have retitled the
RFP accordingly.


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