Colored output with bash

From: stackoverflow

You can use these ANSI escape codes:

Color Code
Black 0;30
DarkGray 1;30
Red 0;31
LightRed 1;31
Green 0;32
LightGreen 1;32
BrownOrange 0;33
Yellow 1;33
Blue 0;34
Light Blue
Purple 0;35
LightPurple 1;35
Cyan 0;36
LightCyan 1;36
LightGray 0;37
White 1;37

To define a bunch of variables:

(You'll only need to define a subset of these, depending on what colors you employ)

NC='\033[0m' # No Color
BLACK='\033[0;30m'
DARKGRAY='\033[1;30m'
RED='\033[0;31m'
LIGHTRED='\033[1;31m'
GREEN='\033[0;32m'
LIGHTGREEN='\033[1;32m'
BROWNORANGE='\033[0;33m'
YELLOW='\033[1;33m'
BLUE='\033[0;34m'
LIGHT='\033[Bluem'
PURPLE='\033[0;35m'
LIGHTPURPLE='\033[1;35m'
CYAN='\033[0;36m'
LIGHTCYAN='\033[1;36m'
LIGHTGRAY='\033[0;37m'
WHITE='\033[1;37m'

echo -e "I think ${BLACK}Black${NC} is a good color"
echo -e "I think ${DARKGRAY}DarkGray${NC} is a good color"
echo -e "I think ${RED}Red${NC} is a good color"
echo -e "I think ${LIGHTRED}LightRed${NC} is a good color"
echo -e "I think ${GREEN}Green${NC} is a good color"
echo -e "I think ${LIGHTGREEN}LightGreen${NC} is a good color"
echo -e "I think ${BROWNORANGE}BrownOrange${NC} is a good color"
echo -e "I think ${YELLOW}Yellow${NC} is a good color"
echo -e "I think ${BLUE}Blue${NC} is a good color"
echo -e "I think ${LIGHT}Light${NC} is a good color"
echo -e "I think ${PURPLE}Purple${NC} is a good color"
echo -e "I think ${LIGHTPURPLE}LightPurple${NC} is a good color"
echo -e "I think ${CYAN}Cyan${NC} is a good color"
echo -e "I think ${LIGHTCYAN}LightCyan${NC} is a good color"
echo -e "I think ${LIGHTGRAY}LightGray${NC} is a good color"
echo -e "I think ${WHITE}White${NC} is a good color"

Or with printf....

printf "I think ${RED}Red${NC} is a good color\n"

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