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Better bash man pages

April 26th, 2014

Colorize them all.

We, developers, live much of our time within a shell. Modern CLIs output stunning help in a way before was not possible. Think of NPM or Heroku or the great GIT.

However we still have the man pages with their default style: black&white with some underline or bold.

So, we can change this luckily. It's a feature, probably an ancient one, most of us don't know or just forgot about it.

change it

standard man page VS. colorized man page

How to do that:


Now you have colorized the man pages. It's possible also to customize the colors, if you google a bit you'll find the table of colors and the meaning of those variables.


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