Colorize your text in the terminal.

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"this string".red
# => \x1b[31mthis string\x1b[0m
"my string".blue
# => \x1b[34mmy string\x1b[0m
# etc...

Supported Colors

  • red
  • black
  • green
  • yellow
  • magenta
  • white
  • blue
  • cyan
  • bold

Other supported Ansi methods

  • clear_line
  • has_ansi?, has_color?
  • strip_ansi, strip_color
  • reset_ansi, reset_color
  • clear_screen
  • ansi_jump


There are a bunch of gems that provide functionality like this, but none have as simple an API as this. Just call "string".color and your text will be colorized.


MIT. Written as a single Ruby file by Brandon Mathis, converted into a gem by Parker Moore.