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klieber
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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2002 8:44 pm    Post subject: Disable colored output temporarily? Reply with quote

For the most part, I like the colored console output that Gentoo uses. However, there are a few cases where it's a pain. For example, if I want to do the following:

Code:
emerge -ep package_foo > package_list.txt


I'm going to get a file full of ANSI color escape characters in addition to the expected output. I realize I can remove these fairly easily through a regex find/replace, but I'd prefer not to have to do that.

What's the easiest way to disable color output for just that command and not the entire console session?

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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2002 9:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

there is a variable in the /etc/make.globals called "NOCOLOR" that controls whether emerge will use color or not.

I just tested it and it successfully turned off color by doing:

Code:

export NOCOLOR=true ; emerge -pu world

No ansi escape sequences.
Is that what your looking for?

PS: after that, you can always set NOCOLOR back to false per default.
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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2002 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

arkane wrote:
Code:

export NOCOLOR=true ; emerge -pu world

No ansi escape sequences.
Is that what your looking for?


Personally, I think it is better to do:
Code:
NOCOLOR=true emerge -ep world

With my method, we only set NOCOLOR for the duration of the emerge function, other wise the export will carry over till it is unset, or the shell is closed.

(klieber: this sounds like a post to submit to the Tips & Tricks forum if this is/when you find the solution.)
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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2002 10:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:

Personally, I think it is better to do:
Code:
NOCOLOR=true emerge -ep world

With my method, we only set NOCOLOR for the duration of the emerge function, other wise the export will carry over till it is unset, or the shell is closed.


Or that way :)

I completely forgot about that functionality.
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