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Highlight Text

Highlight Text
Version:
1.0
Release date:
2020.10.13
Language:
English
License:
Freeware, Open Source
System:
Windows XP or newer
Downloads:
57

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Description

A small command-line utility which highlights the given substring in the specified text with the specified color.

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Usage

Usage: hlt.exe TEXT [-c=COLORS] [-s=1|0] [-t=STR] [-l] [-h] [-V] [--license] [--home]

Mandatory arguments to short options are mandatory for long options too. Options are case-sensitive. Options and values in square brackets are optional. You can use the -t-c, and -s options multiple times.

Options

Switch Description
Text to be highlighted.
The foreground and background color used to highlight the specified text. See the list of available colors below.
Consider the character case when searching for the text to highlight. By default `-s=0` (not case sensitive).
Highlight some special words used in the logs such as Error, Failed, Warning, Success etc.
Show this help.
Show application version.
Display program license.
Opens program homepage in the default browser.

TEXT

Text can be given on the command line or/and redirected from an external command via a pipe. You can provide multiple text values in any combination with the options.

Available colors

Fuchsia = LightMagenta
Lime = LightGreen
Color names are case insensitive.

Exit codes

Exit codeDescription
OK (no error)
Syntax error
Other error

Examples

  1. Highlight the word ipsum and amet with the default colors:

    hlt "Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet..." -t ipsum -t amet

    Result:
    Highlight Text - Example 1

  2. Highlight the word ipsum with the red color, and word dolor with the lime color:

    hlt "Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet..." -c yellow,darkred -t ipsum -c black,lime -t dolor

    Result:
    Highlight Text - Example 2

  3. Highlight the file extension .txt and .bat in the file list returned by the ls command:

    ls -alh | hlt -c yellow -t .bat -c blue -t .txt

    Result:
    Highlight Text - Example 3

  4. Nested highlighting.
    Highlight the text ConEmu and nE in the variable list returned by the set command:

    set | hlt -t ConEmu -c black,blue -s 1 -t nE

    Result:
    Highlight Text - Example 4

How to uninstall?

Highlight Text application is distributed in the form of archive and does not require any special uninstall process. To uninstall it, just delete files previously extracted from the archive.

End User License Agreement

This program is completely free. You can use it without any restrictions, also for commercial purposes.