[texhax] Colorful LaTeX Terminal Output

Uwe Lueck uwe.lueck at web.de
Mon Apr 27 09:44:27 CEST 2009

Pierre MacKay <pierre.mackay at comcast.net> schrieb am 27.04.2009 02:08:21:
> Oleg Katsitadze wrote:
> >I think that nowadays people mostly use text editors to run TeX, and
> >those editors probably never process the color escapes in the output.
> >So most users will just see junk in their output.  But as a local hack
> >for a specific use this seems like a cool idea :).
> >
> >Best,
> >Oleg
> >  
> >
> The tex-mode I use in emacs already gives me some really useful color on 
> input, and since its default run mode is to split the screen and dump 
> out the simplified log file in a separate window, I wonder if that 
> output coule be searched for patterns that would produce colors.  I can 
> see some real time-saving possibilities in that, particularly in the 
> cascading error information that quite often hides some really useful 
> debugging hints.  I am pretty well convinced that emacs lisp can do 
> anything.

There are also packages `trace' (Frank Mittelbach) and `silence' (Paul Isambert) (and ...) for such purposes, but indeed I think of colouring parts of package informations, warnings, and error messages, or in debugging: turn red when we come to the passage where the error occurs. 



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