Color in Mac OS X's Terminal for RI

Hi Rubyists,

I’m wondering why I can’t have colors for ri in my

Well, I tried this command (ri -f ansi Hash) with 3 interpreters:
ruby 1.8.6 (2008-08-11 patchlevel 287) [universal-darwin9.0] => doesn’t
work, I get some ESC[1m
ruby 1.9.2dev (2009-07-18 trunk 24186) [i386-darwin9.8.0] => doesn’t
work, I
get some ESC[1m

jruby 1.4.0RC3 (ruby 1.8.7 patchlevel 174) (2009-10-28 d0f6289) (Java
HotSpot™ Client VM 1.5.0_20) [i386-java]
=> WORK (but not so cool colors… that’s another subject…)

The difference I see is jruby output directly to the STDOUT, while the
interpreters use less, which seem to not work good with these

In fact I’m resolving myself my own problem …

Using -T(–no-pager) send directly to STDOUT, what works.

So my question is: why less doesn’t accept colors?

P.S.: Anyway I’ve aliased ri to “ri --no-pager -f ansi”, and I’m happy
I don’t like so much these pagers…

Enjoy Ruby !

Benoit D. [email protected] wrote:

Anyway I’ve aliased ri to “ri --no-pager -f ansi”

Or alternatively export RI as ‘-T -f ansi’.