#text #terminal #markup

archived bin+lib bread

An embedded text formatting markup library for terminal output

2 unstable releases

Uses old Rust 2015

0.1.0 Jun 9, 2015
0.0.1 Dec 17, 2014

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GPL-3.0 license

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bread Build Status

Text formatting library for terminal output, with embedded formatting tokens.

We're going to use formatting syntax of Dzen (https://github.com/robm/dzen). Some examples:

  • ^fg(red)I'm red text ^fg(blue)I am blue
  • ^bg(red)The ^fg(bright-black)text to ^bg(blue)^fg(cyan)colorize

For full example of working program, see src/main.rs. You can run it by cloning the repo and doing cargo run.

To use in your project, add


git = "https://github.com/mkpankov/bread.git"

to Cargo.toml and you should be good to go.

List of currently supported colors

  • black
  • blue
  • bright-black
  • bright-blue
  • bright-cyan
  • bright-green
  • bright-magenta
  • bright-red
  • bright-white
  • bright-yellow
  • cyan
  • green
  • magenta
  • red
  • white
  • yellow




I'm a newbie with Rust, so please don't hesitate to suggest any improvement to the library, be it a code review, bug report, or feature request.

I'd really appreciate code review by a mature Rustacean. In case you're willing to do it (it's just 200+ lines!), please send your comments to work at michaelpankov dot com.