print text in colors green, cyan, blue or red (see sample output for usage)

color () { local color=39; local bold=0; case $1 in green) color=32;; cyan) color=36;; blue) color=34;; gray) color=37;; darkgrey) color=30;; red) color=31;; esac; if [[ "$2" == "bold" ]]; then bold=1; fi; echo -en "\033[${bold};${color}m"; }
Sample Output
# echo $(color red)Red text $(color blue)in blue.
Red text in blue.
# color red bold; uname
Linux [red and bold]

By: zvyn
2013-09-06 09:37:42

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