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When i process a logfile in awk, is there a possibility to colorize the output on commandline?

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I think the only way is to use ANSI color codes:

{ print "Name: \033[1;31m" $2 "\033[0m" }

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There are several programs that can colorize logfiles, source code and general text. In addition to the ones mentioned in this question, there are:

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