How to Use Termcolor In Python
maazzubair99 (64)


Today I'm writing a post to teach you how to use the termcolor module in Python.

What the termcolor module does is it allows you to print colored text to the shell. It's a great module for learning about import and getting functions from a module

First, we have to import the module. Importing is a way we can gain access to code that Python normally doesn't have. To do this, scroll to the top of your repl and type:

import termcolor

When you run your repl, it will install the termcolor module

Now, lets print some colored text. To do this, we will use the cprint() function from termcolor. Here's what it looks like:

import termcolor
termcolor.cprint('This text is red!','red')

If you run the repl, you should see "This text is red!" in the shell, colored red.

You might be wondering, "Why is it termcolor.cprint() and not just cprint()?" By putting termcolor in front of cprint, we tell Python that the cprint() function is inside the termcolor module, so Python looks inside the module and runs the code for cprint()

There are some other thins you can to with cprint(). For example:

import termcolor
termcolor.cprint('This text is red on a green background','red','on_green')

The on_green tells termcolor to put the text on a green background

termcolor accepts 'red','green','yellow','blue','magenta','cyan','white', and 'grey' as valid text colors. It also takes 'on_grey', 'on_red', 'on_green', 'on_yellow', 'on_blue', 'on_magenta', 'on_cyan', and 'on_white' as valud background colors

There is another termcolor command, colored(), that I'm not going to go into in this learn post. Try to figure out how to use it yourself

Thanks for reading,

  • Maaz
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vijayac16 (0)

thank you so much! this helped me a lot