colormake: colorize make output

terminalI wrote about ccze in an earlier article. colormake is a similar tool that colorizes the output of make to help you detect warnings and errors easily. It is actually a wrapper over make and calls make internally. You can just run colormake instead of make or add the following line to your .bashrc and run make as usual:

alias make='colormake'

To simplify things further, it can also truncate long lines so that they do not wrap. To do that invoke it in either of the following ways:

$ colormake-short
OR
$ colormake --short

To install colormake on Ubuntu:

$ sudo apt-get install colormake

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