Make bold chars in UNIX

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# 1  
Old 03-17-2015
Make bold chars in UNIX

Hi all,

I want to make the string as bold in unix.
is there any way to acheive this?

thanks in advance.
# 2  
Old 03-17-2015
it depends on your terminal and UNIX variant.

you can try:
tput bold
or better -
man tput
# 3  
Old 03-17-2015
Just to add to agent.kgb...

You could do:

b=`tput bold`
c=`tput sgr0`
echo "Hello ${b}ShekhaReddy${c}. Welcome to the forums."

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# 4  
Old 03-17-2015
On linux, you may consider man console_codes as well. On (Free)BSD, tput bold doesn't work. You need to refer to the terminal capabilities, found in e.g. /etc/termcap. Try tput md.

Last edited by RudiC; 03-17-2015 at 03:54 PM..
# 5  
Old 03-17-2015
Or try:
printf '\e[1m%s\e[0m\n' "Hello there"

# 6  
Old 03-17-2015
Originally Posted by Scrutinizer
Or try:
printf '\e[1m%s\e[0m\n' "Hello there"

You really do *not* want to hardcode terminal escapes since they are terminal dependent. Better to query capabilities.

Sad to hear that FreeBSD stayed with the outdated termcap format. Supposedly if you add ncurses devel support to FreeBSD you'll get terminfo. Still it's sort of sad really.

I believe OpenBSD and NetBSD moved forward. It's strange to me that FreeBSD stayed behind on this.
# 7  
Old 03-18-2015
Thanks for your replies.

I found the below codes are working in command prompt. i.e

echo "one $(tput bold) two$(tput sgr0) three"

tput bold is to make bold text and tput sgr0 is to bring normal mode.
When i try with this code it is working fine in command prompt.
But i want to make this bold chars in flat file.
I mean my target is flat file. While writing the out put to flat file, it needs to make bold in headings .This needs to be achieve via informatica .

Please help me on this.

thanks in advance....
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