Lunacolors is an ANSI color/styling library for Lua. It is included by default in standard Hilbish distributions to provide easy styling for things like prompts and text.

For simple usage, a single color or style is enough. For example, you can just use 'Hello world' and that’ll return blue text which you can print. This includes styles like bold, underline, etc.

In other usage, you may want to use a format string instead of having multiple nested functions for different styles. This is where the format function comes in. You can used named keywords to style a section of text.

The list of arguments are: Colors:

  • black
  • red
  • green
  • yellow
  • blue
  • magenta
  • cyan
  • white Styles:
  • bold
  • dim
  • italic
  • underline
  • invert

For the colors, there are background and bright variants. The background color variants have a suffix of Bg and bright has a prefix of bright. Note that appropriate camel casing has to be applied to them. So bright blue would be brightBlue and background cyan would be cyanBg.