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Re: Bug#396485: diff & sdiff: please allow full-color output (fwd)

From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: Bug#396485: diff & sdiff: please allow full-color output (fwd)
Date: Wed, 15 Nov 2006 22:27:08 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.110006 (No Gnus v0.6) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

> I can see your point, but then `ls' and `grep' also get colors in
> Emacs, and yet they can produce colors on the console as well.  Why
> should `diff' be different?

The coloring provided by ls and grep cannot be achieved by just looking at
the output.  For example, for grep you have to parse the command line and
repeat the pattern matching.  Emacs actually uses the coloring provided by
grep for (part of) its highlighting.


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