Put some colors on your capistrano output

I got so tired of all the messy capistrano output so today I released my first public gem.

The name of the gem is capistrano_colors and the aim of the gem is to put some nice and shiny colors on capistrano output. The gem has only been tested with rails but should work wherever capistrano works.

Keep on reading to see some screenshots!

Just follow the instruction on the github page (http://github.com/stjernstrom/capistrano_colors/) and you will have a colorful output like the second screenshots in no time.

Capistrano output without capistrano_colors

Capistrano output without capistrano_colors

Capistrano output with capistrano_colors

Capistrano output with capistrano_colors

As you can see the output on the second image is much clearer and easier to understand.

Try it out and let me know what you think! 


Posted in gems, Programming, Projects, Ruby at December 21st, 2008. Trackback URI: trackback Tags: , , , , Written by: 
  • http://overstimulate.com Jesse Andrews

    Awesome work – looks like it will be trivial to add custom colors for site specific actions.

  • Mathias Stjernström

    The code is very simple so adding new features is very easy.

    It’s would be really cool to have some kind of configuration in deploy.rb so that you can add custom string/tasks to color.

    set :capistrano_colors, [
      [/linux5.example.com/, :yellow],
      [/git ls-remote/, :blue]

    I will think about that for the next version 😉

  • http://www.twitter.com/danielthor Daniel Thor

    This is great! Makes it a lot easier to follow the information that capistrano prints dusing a deploy. Especially when something goes wrong, then you know right away.

    Being able to use your own custom matches would be a great addition.

  • Lamar

    Thank you.

  • http://recursivegames.com Frank Webber

    Big thanks. I was looking for a way to quite it down. This is a good alternative.

  • Mathias Stjernström

    Glad you liked it!

    Thanks for commenting!

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