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Usage of tput command

Posted on 2004-10-25
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Last Modified: 2013-12-27
I need to do some formatting on the output generated by my script.
For example
echo "Output of df -k" #this should be displayed in bold and the output of df -k should be displayes as normal.

I know that I should use tput bold but this command is also making the output of df -k to be bold.

Any advice on this ....
Question by:madan1278
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ID: 12399762
From `man tput`,
tput smso
echo "Output of df -k"
tput rmso
df -k

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rajeshp_69 earned 200 total points
ID: 12419661
tput smso will give a reverse video effect.
tput bold must work.

Expert Comment

ID: 12444506
tput bold
echo "Output of df -k"
tput rmso
df -k

Expert Comment

ID: 12444531
tput bold; echo "HELLO"; tput rmso ; echo "WORLD" ; tput bold ; echo "Good"; tput rmso ; echo "BYE"

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