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Last Updated: February 25, 2016
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Using ansicon to colorize cat with pygmentize for git bash on Windows 7

  • After I saw this protip by @zonetti I wanted color in my shell too.

  • The screenshot below is the result of a little digging and prying to make it work on Windows 7 in Git Bash :)

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Of course this tip doesn't work out-of-the-box with Windows 7 because it doesn't support unicode color codes to get it working keep reading

$ git clone git://github.com/adoxa/ansicon.git && cd ansicon

-if you downloaded the ansicon.zip from GitHub unzip ansicon to the root of your directory ~.

then open a terminal by pushing win + r to bring up the run dialog then cmd to open a cmd window.

navigate to the directory where you just unzipped ansicon to with

$ cd /path/to/where/you/unzipped/ansicon
  • now if you downloaded the files or used git clone we can resume together.

-from here in your shell or cmd window type

$ ansicon -i

** the -i flag tells ansicon to install **

this will install ansicon for all cmd shells and their parent processes.

if you want to uninstall at any point just open a cmd window or shell and

$ cd /path/to/where/you/unzipped/ansicon && ansicon -u

** where the -u flag tells it to un-install**

-now the best part. Git Bash doesn't work with ansicon right away so if you type in the git bash shell

$pygmentize filename

you get back a bunch of unicode color codes. Check out the screenshot below. NOT pretty.

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  • so if you use Console2 I highly recommend you do, make a new tab with this as the tab command

for a non-login shell use

C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe /K "ansicon -p && bash"

for a login shell use

C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe /K "ansicon -p && bash --login -i"
  • this opens a cmd tab in Console 2 then uses the /K switch to pass the following arguments ansicon -p the -p switch tells ansicon to have all parent processes use ansicon and bash to fire up bash along to cmd.exe .

-last steps are open /make a file called .bashrc in the root of your dir.
and put the following alias inside

alias ccat='pygmentize -O style=monokai -f terminal -g'
source c:/path/to/your/git-prompt.sh

export PS1='\[\033[01;32m\]\u\[\033[01;34m\] \w\[\033[31m\]$(__git_ps1 " (%s)")\[\033[01;34m\]$\[\033[00m\] '
  • you must download the git-prompt.sh from the git repo on github just copy and past the gist into a file named git-prompt.sh in the root of your directory and link to it properly in the source command above.

or just use curl like this

$ curl -L -O https://github.com/git/git/raw/master/contrib/completion/git-prompt.sh
  • If you change the /blob/ in the github url schema to /raw/ like in the above curl command then you can download files directly from github.

  • GitHub says you can download all sorts of files like this except binary files. It still works for binary files up to 10mb. After 10mb it will throw an error saying blob is too big.

** Be advised they will not have any git data associated with them if you download them using the above method. **

and you will have git-prompt.sh in the directory you are currently in

here is the file if you want to copy it from below

# bash/zsh git prompt support
#
# Copyright (C) 2006,2007 Shawn O. Pearce <spearce@spearce.org>
# Distributed under the GNU General Public License, version 2.0.
#
# This script allows you to see the current branch in your prompt.
#
# To enable:
#
#    1) Copy this file to somewhere (e.g. ~/.git-prompt.sh).
#    2) Add the following line to your .bashrc/.zshrc:
#        source ~/.git-prompt.sh
#    3a) Change your PS1 to call __git_ps1 as
#        command-substitution:
#        Bash: PS1='[\u@\h \W$(__git_ps1 " (%s)")]\$ '
#        ZSH:  PS1='[%n@%m %c$(__git_ps1 " (%s)")]\$ '
#        the optional argument will be used as format string.
#    3b) Alternatively, if you are using bash, __git_ps1 can be
#        used for PROMPT_COMMAND with two parameters, <pre> and
#        <post>, which are strings you would put in $PS1 before
#        and after the status string generated by the git-prompt
#        machinery.  e.g.
#           PROMPT_COMMAND='__git_ps1 "\u@\h:\w" "\\\$ "'
#        will show username, at-sign, host, colon, cwd, then
#        various status string, followed by dollar and SP, as
#        your prompt.
#        Optionally, you can supply a third argument with a printf
#        format string to finetune the output of the branch status
#
# The argument to __git_ps1 will be displayed only if you are currently
# in a git repository.  The %s token will be the name of the current
# branch.
#
# In addition, if you set GIT_PS1_SHOWDIRTYSTATE to a nonempty value,
# unstaged (*) and staged (+) changes will be shown next to the branch
# name.  You can configure this per-repository with the
# bash.showDirtyState variable, which defaults to true once
# GIT_PS1_SHOWDIRTYSTATE is enabled.
#
# You can also see if currently something is stashed, by setting
# GIT_PS1_SHOWSTASHSTATE to a nonempty value. If something is stashed,
# then a '$' will be shown next to the branch name.
#
# If you would like to see if there're untracked files, then you can set
# GIT_PS1_SHOWUNTRACKEDFILES to a nonempty value. If there're untracked
# files, then a '%' will be shown next to the branch name.  You can
# configure this per-repository with the bash.showUntrackedFiles
# variable, which defaults to true once GIT_PS1_SHOWUNTRACKEDFILES is
# enabled.
#
# If you would like to see the difference between HEAD and its upstream,
# set GIT_PS1_SHOWUPSTREAM="auto".  A "<" indicates you are behind, ">"
# indicates you are ahead, "<>" indicates you have diverged and "="
# indicates that there is no difference. You can further control
# behaviour by setting GIT_PS1_SHOWUPSTREAM to a space-separated list
# of values:
#
#     verbose       show number of commits ahead/behind (+/-) upstream
#     legacy        don't use the '--count' option available in recent
#                   versions of git-rev-list
#     git           always compare HEAD to @{upstream}
#     svn           always compare HEAD to your SVN upstream
#
# By default, __git_ps1 will compare HEAD to your SVN upstream if it can
# find one, or @{upstream} otherwise.  Once you have set
# GIT_PS1_SHOWUPSTREAM, you can override it on a per-repository basis by
# setting the bash.showUpstream config variable.
#
# If you would like to see more information about the identity of
# commits checked out as a detached HEAD, set GIT_PS1_DESCRIBE_STYLE
# to one of these values:
#
#     contains      relative to newer annotated tag (v1.6.3.2~35)
#     branch        relative to newer tag or branch (master~4)
#     describe      relative to older annotated tag (v1.6.3.1-13-gdd42c2f)
#     default       exactly matching tag
#
# If you would like a colored hint about the current dirty state, set
# GIT_PS1_SHOWCOLORHINTS to a nonempty value. The colors are based on
# the colored output of "git status -sb".

# __gitdir accepts 0 or 1 arguments (i.e., location)
# returns location of .git repo
__gitdir ()
{
    # Note: this function is duplicated in git-completion.bash
    # When updating it, make sure you update the other one to match.
    if [ -z "${1-}" ]; then
        if [ -n "${__git_dir-}" ]; then
            echo "$__git_dir"
        elif [ -n "${GIT_DIR-}" ]; then
            test -d "${GIT_DIR-}" || return 1
            echo "$GIT_DIR"
        elif [ -d .git ]; then
            echo .git
        else
            git rev-parse --git-dir 2>/dev/null
        fi
    elif [ -d "$1/.git" ]; then
        echo "$1/.git"
    else
        echo "$1"
    fi
}

# stores the divergence from upstream in $p
# used by GIT_PS1_SHOWUPSTREAM
__git_ps1_show_upstream ()
{
    local key value
    local svn_remote svn_url_pattern count n
    local upstream=git legacy="" verbose=""

    svn_remote=()
    # get some config options from git-config
    local output="$(git config -z --get-regexp '^(svn-remote\..*\.url|bash\.showupstream)$' 2>/dev/null | tr '\0\n' '\n ')"
    while read -r key value; do
        case "$key" in
        bash.showupstream)
            GIT_PS1_SHOWUPSTREAM="$value"
            if [[ -z "${GIT_PS1_SHOWUPSTREAM}" ]]; then
                p=""
                return
            fi
            ;;
        svn-remote.*.url)
            svn_remote[ $((${#svn_remote[@]} + 1)) ]="$value"
            svn_url_pattern+="\\|$value"
            upstream=svn+git # default upstream is SVN if available, else git
            ;;
        esac
    done <<< "$output"

    # parse configuration values
    for option in ${GIT_PS1_SHOWUPSTREAM}; do
        case "$option" in
        git|svn) upstream="$option" ;;
        verbose) verbose=1 ;;
        legacy)  legacy=1  ;;
        esac
    done

    # Find our upstream
    case "$upstream" in
    git)    upstream="@{upstream}" ;;
    svn*)
        # get the upstream from the "git-svn-id: ..." in a commit message
        # (git-svn uses essentially the same procedure internally)
        local svn_upstream=($(git log --first-parent -1 \
                    --grep="^git-svn-id: \(${svn_url_pattern#??}\)" 2>/dev/null))
        if [[ 0 -ne ${#svn_upstream[@]} ]]; then
            svn_upstream=${svn_upstream[ ${#svn_upstream[@]} - 2 ]}
            svn_upstream=${svn_upstream%@*}
            local n_stop="${#svn_remote[@]}"
            for ((n=1; n <= n_stop; n++)); do
                svn_upstream=${svn_upstream#${svn_remote[$n]}}
            done

            if [[ -z "$svn_upstream" ]]; then
                # default branch name for checkouts with no layout:
                upstream=${GIT_SVN_ID:-git-svn}
            else
                upstream=${svn_upstream#/}
            fi
        elif [[ "svn+git" = "$upstream" ]]; then
            upstream="@{upstream}"
        fi
        ;;
    esac

    # Find how many commits we are ahead/behind our upstream
    if [[ -z "$legacy" ]]; then
        count="$(git rev-list --count --left-right \
                "$upstream"...HEAD 2>/dev/null)"
    else
        # produce equivalent output to --count for older versions of git
        local commits
        if commits="$(git rev-list --left-right "$upstream"...HEAD 2>/dev/null)"
        then
            local commit behind=0 ahead=0
            for commit in $commits
            do
                case "$commit" in
                "<"*) ((behind++)) ;;
                *)    ((ahead++))  ;;
                esac
            done
            count="$behind  $ahead"
        else
            count=""
        fi
    fi

    # calculate the result
    if [[ -z "$verbose" ]]; then
        case "$count" in
        "") # no upstream
            p="" ;;
        "0  0") # equal to upstream
            p="=" ;;
        "0  "*) # ahead of upstream
            p=">" ;;
        *"  0") # behind upstream
            p="<" ;;
        *)      # diverged from upstream
            p="<>" ;;
        esac
    else
        case "$count" in
        "") # no upstream
            p="" ;;
        "0  0") # equal to upstream
            p=" u=" ;;
        "0  "*) # ahead of upstream
            p=" u+${count#0 }" ;;
        *"  0") # behind upstream
            p=" u-${count%  0}" ;;
        *)      # diverged from upstream
            p=" u+${count#* }-${count%  *}" ;;
        esac
    fi

}


# __git_ps1 accepts 0 or 1 arguments (i.e., format string)
# when called from PS1 using command substitution
# in this mode it prints text to add to bash PS1 prompt (includes branch name)
#
# __git_ps1 requires 2 or 3 arguments when called from PROMPT_COMMAND (pc)
# in that case it _sets_ PS1. The arguments are parts of a PS1 string.
# when two arguments are given, the first is prepended and the second appended
# to the state string when assigned to PS1.
# The optional third parameter will be used as printf format string to further
# customize the output of the git-status string.
# In this mode you can request colored hints using GIT_PS1_SHOWCOLORHINTS=true
__git_ps1 ()
{
    local pcmode=no
    local detached=no
    local ps1pc_start='\u@\h:\w '
    local ps1pc_end='\$ '
    local printf_format=' (%s)'

    case "$#" in
        2|3)    pcmode=yes
            ps1pc_start="$1"
            ps1pc_end="$2"
            printf_format="${3:-$printf_format}"
        ;;
        0|1)    printf_format="${1:-$printf_format}"
        ;;
        *)  return
        ;;
    esac

    local g="$(__gitdir)"
    if [ -z "$g" ]; then
        if [ $pcmode = yes ]; then
            #In PC mode PS1 always needs to be set
            PS1="$ps1pc_start$ps1pc_end"
        fi
    else
        local r=""
        local b=""
        if [ -f "$g/rebase-merge/interactive" ]; then
            r="|REBASE-i"
            b="$(cat "$g/rebase-merge/head-name")"
        elif [ -d "$g/rebase-merge" ]; then
            r="|REBASE-m"
            b="$(cat "$g/rebase-merge/head-name")"
        else
            if [ -d "$g/rebase-apply" ]; then
                if [ -f "$g/rebase-apply/rebasing" ]; then
                    r="|REBASE"
                elif [ -f "$g/rebase-apply/applying" ]; then
                    r="|AM"
                else
                    r="|AM/REBASE"
                fi
            elif [ -f "$g/MERGE_HEAD" ]; then
                r="|MERGING"
            elif [ -f "$g/CHERRY_PICK_HEAD" ]; then
                r="|CHERRY-PICKING"
            elif [ -f "$g/BISECT_LOG" ]; then
                r="|BISECTING"
            fi

            b="$(git symbolic-ref HEAD 2>/dev/null)" || {
                detached=yes
                b="$(
                case "${GIT_PS1_DESCRIBE_STYLE-}" in
                (contains)
                    git describe --contains HEAD ;;
                (branch)
                    git describe --contains --all HEAD ;;
                (describe)
                    git describe HEAD ;;
                (* | default)
                    git describe --tags --exact-match HEAD ;;
                esac 2>/dev/null)" ||

                b="$(cut -c1-7 "$g/HEAD" 2>/dev/null)..." ||
                b="unknown"
                b="($b)"
            }
        fi

        local w=""
        local i=""
        local s=""
        local u=""
        local c=""
        local p=""

        if [ "true" = "$(git rev-parse --is-inside-git-dir 2>/dev/null)" ]; then
            if [ "true" = "$(git rev-parse --is-bare-repository 2>/dev/null)" ]; then
                c="BARE:"
            else
                b="GIT_DIR!"
            fi
        elif [ "true" = "$(git rev-parse --is-inside-work-tree 2>/dev/null)" ]; then
            if [ -n "${GIT_PS1_SHOWDIRTYSTATE-}" ] &&
               [ "$(git config --bool bash.showDirtyState)" != "false" ]
            then
                git diff --no-ext-diff --quiet --exit-code || w="*"
                if git rev-parse --quiet --verify HEAD >/dev/null; then
                    git diff-index --cached --quiet HEAD -- || i="+"
                else
                    i="#"
                fi
            fi
            if [ -n "${GIT_PS1_SHOWSTASHSTATE-}" ]; then
                git rev-parse --verify refs/stash >/dev/null 2>&1 && s="$"
            fi

            if [ -n "${GIT_PS1_SHOWUNTRACKEDFILES-}" ] &&
               [ "$(git config --bool bash.showUntrackedFiles)" != "false" ] &&
               [ -n "$(git ls-files --others --exclude-standard)" ]
            then
                u="%"
            fi

            if [ -n "${GIT_PS1_SHOWUPSTREAM-}" ]; then
                __git_ps1_show_upstream
            fi
        fi

        local f="$w$i$s$u"
        if [ $pcmode = yes ]; then
            local gitstring=
            if [ -n "${GIT_PS1_SHOWCOLORHINTS-}" ]; then
                local c_red='\e[31m'
                local c_green='\e[32m'
                local c_lblue='\e[1;34m'
                local c_clear='\e[0m'
                local bad_color=$c_red
                local ok_color=$c_green
                local branch_color="$c_clear"
                local flags_color="$c_lblue"
                local branchstring="$c${b##refs/heads/}"

                if [ $detached = no ]; then
                    branch_color="$ok_color"
                else
                    branch_color="$bad_color"
                fi

                # Setting gitstring directly with \[ and \] around colors
                # is necessary to prevent wrapping issues!
                gitstring="\[$branch_color\]$branchstring\[$c_clear\]"

                if [ -n "$w$i$s$u$r$p" ]; then
                    gitstring="$gitstring "
                fi
                if [ "$w" = "*" ]; then
                    gitstring="$gitstring\[$bad_color\]$w"
                fi
                if [ -n "$i" ]; then
                    gitstring="$gitstring\[$ok_color\]$i"
                fi
                if [ -n "$s" ]; then
                    gitstring="$gitstring\[$flags_color\]$s"
                fi
                if [ -n "$u" ]; then
                    gitstring="$gitstring\[$bad_color\]$u"
                fi
                gitstring="$gitstring\[$c_clear\]$r$p"
            else
                gitstring="$c${b##refs/heads/}${f:+ $f}$r$p"
            fi
            gitstring=$(printf -- "$printf_format" "$gitstring")
            PS1="$ps1pc_start$gitstring$ps1pc_end"
        else
            # NO color option unless in PROMPT_COMMAND mode
            printf -- "$printf_format" "$c${b##refs/heads/}${f:+ $f}$r$p"
        fi
    fi
}
  • this will give you a nice colored prompt that will display git branch info.

  • you will now have a non-login bash shell in your Console2 with working unicode coloring!

  • Now from your bash shell you can

$ ccat filename
  • I left the original cat command un-aliased so that you can still call the normal variation easily.

and enjoy the pretty colors.

  • For non Console2 users you can make a simple shortcut with the same commands as the above Console2 tabs, that will do the same thing but open in a cmd window.

  • I hope somebody really enjoys this.

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