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# 1  
Old 03-01-2010
Bold 1 word in a shell script

I want to bold one word in shell script. I want the value for num bold when it is inputted. My code does not bold the value. It's like its not even there.

Code:
echo -n "Please read a number"
read num ; echo "${bold} $num ${offbold}"

Thank you,
Ccccc
# 2  
Old 03-01-2010
For this to work the shell variables "${bold}" and "${offbold}" would need to contain the control codes which cause your terminal to turn on/off bold type. They are not commands.
# 3  
Old 03-01-2010
Do you mean something such as this?

Code:
bold=`tput smso`
offbole=`tput rmso`
read num ; echo "${bold} $num ${offbold}"


Last edited by Scott; 03-01-2010 at 08:45 PM.. Reason: Code tags
# 4  
Old 03-01-2010
Handy little link: bourne shell snippets
# 5  
Old 03-01-2010
smso changes the background on mine. I just did this in a script a few days ago and used "tput bold" and "tput sgr0" to turn it back to normal. I don't know what the difference is, I just ran across the commands somewhere and tried them.
Code:
echo "notbold $(tput bold) bold $(tput sgr0) notbold"

I made a little script to show me all the colors. Here is the output (png image) with examples of all the colors I had at the time.
Image
# 6  
Old 03-02-2010
Dear Friend,

You can use the following.
Example
Code:
 
  echo -e "\e[1;01mThis is bold text.\e[0m"

Another Example
Code:
echo  "Please read a number"
read num
echo $num;
echo -e "\e[1;01m $num \e[0m"

If you want more details see the following URL

http://webhome.csc.uvic.ca/~sae/seng...ng-colors.html
# 7  
Old 03-02-2010
Bug

Hi,

Using the following program you can display the bold number.

Code:
tput clear
echo -n "Enter the number:"
read num
echo "Number with bold"
echo "----------------"
tput bold
echo "$num"
tput reset


Last edited by pludi; 03-02-2010 at 06:55 AM.. Reason: code tags, please...
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