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What is the simplest way to enable ANSI escape codes (eg. colored output) in Windows cmd?

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CMD does not support ANSI escape sequences. You'll have to use COMMAND.COM. What is it that you're trying to do?

How to Enable ANSI.SYS in a Command Window (for COMMAND.COM)

How to Use ANSI.SYS in Windows NT (for COMMAND.COM)

Edit:

You can get less for Windows and use:

less -R filename
  • I'm trying to view Rails log files that use ANSI codes for colored output – Jakub Arnold Jan 25 '10 at 15:29
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You might try Cygwin's bash. Terminal colorization is something that Just Works under Cygwin.

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