Class AnsiColorLogger

  • All Implemented Interfaces:
    java.util.EventListener, BuildListener, BuildLogger

    public class AnsiColorLogger
    extends DefaultLogger
    Uses ANSI Color Code Sequences to colorize messages sent to the console.

    If used with the -logfile option, the output file will contain all the necessary escape codes to display the text in colorized mode when displayed in the console using applications like cat, more, etc.

    This is designed to work on terminals that support ANSI color codes. It works on XTerm, ETerm, Mindterm, etc. It also works on Win9x (with ANSI.SYS loaded.)

    NOTE: It doesn't work on WinNT's COMMAND.COM even with ANSI.SYS loaded.

    The default colors used for differentiating the message levels can be changed by editing the /org/apache/tools/ant/listener/ file. This file contains 5 key/value pairs:


    Another option is to pass a system variable named ant.logger.defaults, with value set to the path of the file that contains user defined Ansi Color Codes, to the java command using -D option.

    To change these colors use the following chart:


    Format for AnsiColorLogger.*= Attribute;Foreground;Background Attribute is one of the following:
      0 -> Reset All Attributes (return to normal mode)
      1 -> Bright (Usually turns on BOLD)
      2 -> Dim
      3 -> Underline
      5 -> link
      7 -> Reverse
      8 -> Hidden
    Foreground is one of the following:
      30 -> Black
      31 -> Red
      32 -> Green
      33 -> Yellow
      34 -> Blue
      35 -> Magenta
      36 -> Cyan
      37 -> White
    Background is one of the following:
      40 -> Black
      41 -> Red
      42 -> Green
      43 -> Yellow
      44 -> Blue
      45 -> Magenta
      46 -> Cyan
      47 -> White
    • Constructor Detail

      • AnsiColorLogger

        public AnsiColorLogger()
    • Method Detail

      • printMessage

        protected void printMessage​(java.lang.String message,
                                    int priority)
        Description copied from class: DefaultLogger
        Prints a message to a PrintStream.
        printMessage in class DefaultLogger
        message - The message to print. Should not be null.
        stream - A PrintStream to print the message to. Must not be null.
        priority - The priority of the message. (Ignored in this implementation.)
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