malenki/ansi

Simple class to put some colors into your CLI PHP apps!

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1.2.6 2014-03-03 12:56 UTC

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Use colors and styles in PHP terminal apps!

Quick example to understand:

use Malenki\Ansi;

$a = new Ansi('Hello World!');
echo $a->red->bold->underline; // you get string in red color, bold and underline! :)

This was just little example, please read all this doc to see how to use Ansi! You can use metthod or magic getters, as you want, and chaining methods are available.

Install It

You can get code here, from github by cloning this repository, or you can use composer too. Ansi is available on Packagist!

So, to install it using composer, just put something similar to the following lines into your own composer.json project file:

{
    "require": {
        "malenki/ansi": "1.2.6",
    }
}

Play With It

What It can Do

You can use many foregrounds, backgrounds and styles:

  • Available foreground colors are: black, red, green, yellow, blue, purple, cyan and white.

  • Available background colors are: black, red, green, yellow, blue, magenta, cyan and gray.

  • Available styles are: faint, bold, italic and underline, but this effects may appear in different way into some terminals.

Ansi can also parse a string containing special XML-like tags to format it.

Magic getters are available too, and many methods are chainable. Look at the examples directory or read next section to see how to use Ansi.

Example Of Use

"Hello World!" in red:

use Malenki\Ansi;

$a = new Ansi('Hello World!');
echo $a->fg('red');

You can set string after constructor call using v() or value() methods, so you can keep color and formating and apply them for other strings:

$a = new Ansi();
$a->fg('red');
echo $a->v('Hello World!'); //in red
echo $a->v('Hello World again!'); //in red too

"Hello World!" in red, background yellow:

use Malenki\Ansi;
echo (new Ansi('Hello World!'))->fg('red')->bg('yellow');

"Hello World!" in red, background yellow and in bold:

use Malenki\Ansi;
echo (new Ansi('Hello World!'))->fg('red')->bg('yellow')->bold();

You can use rendered string too:

use Malenki\Ansi;
$str = (new Ansi('Hello World!'))->fg('red')->bg('yellow')->bold()->render();

All methods are chainable, except render().

Some magic getters allow new syntax, so, all foreground colors are available by calling their name as attribute, it is also true for faint, bold, italic and underline. Example:

echo (new Ansi('Hello World!'))->red->bold->underline;

For background colors, you must preceed its name by bg like you can see into this example:

echo (new Ansi('Hello World!'))->red->bold->underline->bg_blue;

More complex feature just added: parsing string having tags with same name as foreground colors and effects.

So an example to understand:

echo Ansi::parse('You can <bold>parse <cyan>string</cyan></bold> containing <red>some tags</red> to have <underline><yellow>some effects</yellow></underline> too!');

Enjoy!

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