Jenkins – Add Color to Console Output

Jenkins console output is place where you can spend decent amount of time trying to figure out what went wrong (or perhaps right?).

AnsiColor plugins gives you opportunity to color monochromatic Jenkins console output.

1. Install AnsiColor plugin
On Jenkins:
Manage Jenkins > Manage Plugins > Available
> search and install ‘Ansi Color’

2. Configure your build/job
Under Build Environment section check Color ANSI Console Output and select xterm

TesterFenster-Jenkins-Build-Environment-Color-ANSI
3. Inside Execute shell step add something like:

set +x
info() {
echo "\033[1;33m[Info]    \033[0m $1"
}

error() {
echo "\033[1;31m[Error]   \033[0m $1"
}

success() {
echo "\033[1;32m[Success] \033[0m $1"
}

info "This is information message"
error "Houston we have a problem"
success "Great!!!"

echo "Foreground colors"
echo "\033[31m Red \033[0m"
echo "\033[32m Green \033[0m"
echo "\033[33m Yellow \033[0m"
echo "\033[34m Blue \033[0m"
echo "\033[35m Magneta \033[0m"
echo "\033[36m Cyan \033[0m"
echo "Background colors"
echo "\033[41m Red \033[0m"
echo "\033[42m Green \033[0m"
echo "\033[43m Yellow \033[0m"
echo "\033[44m Blue \033[0m"
echo "\033[45m Magneta \033[0m"
echo "\033[46m Cyan \033[0m"
echo "Different combinations"
echo "\033[1;31m Red \033[0m"
echo "\033[1;4;37;42m Green \033[0m"
echo "\033[1;43m Yellow \033[0m"
set -x

4. On console output

Screenshot_2017-04-13_11-13-22

Done!!!

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