A PowerShell module for handling color and cursor positioning via ANSI escape sequences

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Joel Bennett


(c) 2017 Joel Bennett. All rights reserved.



ANSI EscapeSequences VirtualTerminal Color


New-Text New-Hyperlink Write-Host Get-Gradient Get-Complement Get-ColorWheel


Core Desktop


This module has no dependencies.

Release Notes

       2.1.0: Hyperlinks
           - Added New-Hyperlink (alias URL) now that Windows Terminal supports them.
             Note that Windows Console (conhost) _does not_ support hyperlinks, and any terminal which does not will ignore them.
             For compatibility, always use the Uri as the text (i.e. do not pass the object parameter).
           - Added -PersistentColor option to reset the Foreground and Background for each object output when outputting arrays.
       2.0.0: Breaking change for the library:
           - Merge the "Colormine" namespace into PoshCode.Pansies
             Originally, this was a 3rd party MIT licensed library by @THEJoeZack.
             He pulled his repo, so I am now just integrating it into Pansies
           - Expose Complement and Gradient in the C# library for others to use
               - Add GetComplement() method to RgbColor
               - Add PoshCode.Pansies.Gradient class with GetGradient static method
               - Add Get-Complement and Get-Gradient wrappers in module assembly
       1.3.0: The color provider release
           - Add a RgbColor PSProvider that can convert colors to their escape sequences
           - Add Fg: drive and Bg: drive so you can "$Fg:Red$Bg:Blue$YourMessage"
           - Add support for x11 color names to make the drives more useful
       1.2.2: Use full namespace + class name for RgbColor
       1.2.1: Fix cmdlet export so New-Text and Write-Host show back up
              Make EXTERNALHELP work for functions
              Provide help for Get-Complement
       1.2.0: Better support for using ConsoleColors
              Added Get-Complement to calculate the HSL complement or contrasting colors
              Fixed ConsolePalette so it reads the current console colors when possible
       1.1.0: Support for serialization by the Configuration module
              Fix output of "bright" color object in ConEmu (workaround ConEmu bug)
       1.0.0: Pre-release version with support for RGB colors

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated
2.3.1 (current version) 2,200 8/28/2021
2.3.0 1,030 7/19/2021
2.3.0-emoji0002 2 7/19/2021
2.1.1 4,846 1/20/2021
2.1.0 1,962 10/3/2020
2.0.0 3,130 5/8/2020
1.4.0-beta03 385 9/8/2018
1.4.0-beta02 12 9/6/2018
1.4.0-beta01 44 9/4/2018
1.3.0 748 4/13/2020
1.3.0-beta01 34 7/23/2018
1.2.1 14,271 10/10/2017
1.2.0 14 10/10/2017
1.0.0 1,285 5/11/2017