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Hi how to edit the text so it can echo on console as Bold (highlight) or have a beep ?
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by:fremsley
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Be a bit more specific, please.
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mcrider earned 50 total points
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Look at your /etc/termcap file, and check out the man page on termcap...

To echo bold characters to the screen, do this... Any place you see ^ you should hold down the control key and hit the key that follows the ^:

   echo "^v^[[1mHello^v^[[0mWorld"

To send a beep, do this:

   echo "^v^g"



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by:ahTri
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Thanks, is there any fancy thing else ? like blinking for example !
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by:fremsley
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Yes, you can set blinking and colours, see:

  http://www.dee.ufpb.br/~bob/tools/ansi.html

Remember: ^[ means ESC.
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by:mcrider
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fremsley,

Actually with ^[ you can hit ESC or do the actual CTRL-[

They both generate x1B...



ahTri,

All of the codes are defined in your /etc/termcap file.  See the MAN page on termcap, and then look at your termcap file.  Thanks for the points, glad I could help!  



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