Having colored text in the command line is a great help for spotting error or success messages. Unfortunately, those of us developing under Windows do not have this feature by default. Here’s how to enable it.
Done. You can now enjoy the colored output of PHPUnit for example.
Note: I have installed ANSICON 1.3 under Windows 7 x86 (32 bits). My best guess is that this process will work for other versions of Windows too.
Update: I have installed ANSICON 1.61 under Windows 8 x64 (64 bits) and it works perfectly. The above steps are also updated to work under Windows 8.
Update: I have written a new post on how to Generate Command Line Colors with PHP
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