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painter 0.3.1

Your own expressive painter who colors text in your terminal.

Painter is an ANSI coloring library based on the excellent chalk and colors.js libraries for Node.js. However, painter attempts to provide an even more expressive API which reads like English.

Painter is fully tested with 100% coverage and also completely Flake8 compliant too!

Quick Start

Install Painter in your virtualenv as follows:

pip install painter

And now, go ahead and use it to output colors to your terminal:

from __future__ import print_function

from painter import paint

# Simple printing of colors
print('Welcome to Painter!','I can paint things red'),'and blue'))

# Chaining colors and styles
print('and far more complex combos too'))

# Using color patterns
print(paint.rainbow('Awww look, a pretty rainbow :)'))
print(paint.zebra('and a scary looking zebra!'))

# Nested painting
print(paint.on_red('I can also use a background color across',
                   paint.yellow('foreground colors')))

# Custom separator
print(paint('and', 'allow', 'you to use','custom separators'),

# Creating themes
cool_theme =
print('Creating', cool_theme('your own theme'), 'is easy')

# Easily disable painting of colors
paint.enabled = False
print('and I allow you to easily','disable'),'me'))

paint.enabled = True
print('Hope you have a','lovely day!'),':)'))

The output of this script looks something like this:


For full details on using Painter, please check out the Painter GitHub Page.

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