synesthete

    1.1.1 • Public • Published

    Synesthete

    Deterministically colorize cli words.

    This was originally made to better visually differentiate columns of same-length words in bash outputs / text-only interfaces.

    To be exact, hue is deterministic based on the matched text, lightness is varied to ensure readability.

    Plus the command line just needs more color sometimes.

    Install & Usage

    npm i -g synesthete

    Regular usage:

    > echo "You pass butter." | synesthete

    example of cli text colored

    But that's a lot to type, let's alias it to just sy:

    > alias sy='synesthete'

    Ah, much better.

    Flags

    in --help:

    -m, --match  : assign the global, case-sensitive regex to match text to colorize
                  Examples:
                  -m . will match each character
                  -m \d+ will match all contiguous digits
                  -m [^aeiouyAEIOUY]+ will match all contiguous non-vowels
                  -m="\s*\S+" will match all the spaces before a nonspace, then adjacent nonspaces, etc
                  Regex with spaces need to be strung: -m="[^a-z] {4}\d+\s*"
                  (default: \S+ )
    
    -s, --salt   : assign anything here to generate new deterministic colors
                  Examples:
                  -s 9
                  -s abcd
                  -s $RANDOM for something different each time if you use bash
                  (default: 8D )
    
    -i, --invert : flag colorizes background and makes text black. -w makes text white.
    
    -w, --white  : flag makes background white
    
    -b, --black  : flag makes background black
    
    -h, --help   : flag shows this help
    

    Examples

    'list'

    Should work on weird characters, too:

    'tree'

    Maybe you want to color the background and spaces surrounding words:

    'list inverted'

    Or color the background with white text:

    'list inverted white'

    Or color only digits on a black background:

    'list black match numbers'

    Or color every character something different each time!

    'randomly color each character'

    If you find a combination you like, add it to your alias.

    Related info:

    Install

    npm i synesthete

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    Version

    1.1.1

    License

    MIT

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    • jnvm