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[bug-diffutils] bug#31105: [PATCH] Restart and reset ANSI escapes on eac

From: Dennis Lambe Jr.
Subject: [bug-diffutils] bug#31105: [PATCH] Restart and reset ANSI escapes on each line for compatibility with less -R
Date: Sun, 08 Apr 2018 19:59:31 -0400
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GNU less can display ANSI-colored text with the -R flag, but this support has some limitations. One of them is that if an escape sequence starts on one line and ends on a different line, only the first line will be colored in less.

As a result, when diff creates colored output with multi-line deletes or adds, less will only color the first line.

I've attached a patch to reset ANSI color to the default at the end of every line and restart it at the beginning of the next. It patches normal and context mode. Side-by-side already worked in my testing.

I hope it's useful to you. Please let me know if there are changes you would like made before you can accept it.

--Dennis Lambe Jr.

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