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Old 05-25-2012
Display file with escaped color codes

Hi,

I have a file containing color codes:
Code:
Fri May 25 17:13:04 2012: [....] Starting MTA: exim4^[[?25l^[[?1c^[7^[[1G[^[[32m ok ^[[39;49m^[8^[[?25h^[[?0c.
Fri May 25 17:13:05 2012: [....] Loading cpufreq kernel modules...^[[?25l^[[?1c^[7^[[1G[^[[32m ok ^[[39;49m^[8^[[?25h^[[?0cdone (acpi-cpufreq).

How can I display it colorized on a linux terminal?
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Old 05-25-2012
Try the following:

Code:
less -R

# 3  
Old 05-25-2012
Old-fashioned more might be able to do so, as well.
# 4  
Old 05-29-2012
They both work, and cat as wel, as soon as the ^[ character is changed in octal 033.

Thanks.
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Old 05-29-2012
Oh, the character ^[ was literally the characters ^ and [ ? That's just how many programs display it when it is a 033, didn't think it needed conversion. Sorry!
 

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