ANSI Escape Codes
I have some code which runs on the command-line, and generates character control codes to make various bits e.g. bold or white or blue. This is standard ANSI escape codes used for everything in the terminal.
There is also a project, called ansifilter, which takes in this ANSI-escaped code, and emits valid HTML with color codes via using spans and
<pre> and various other bits.
$ brew install cowsay lolcat ansifilter
I created a Gist which shows an example of using these three commands together to generate colorized, ANSI-escape-coded characters, as well as the HTML output from ansifilter (with a screenshot).
Getting It To Work In Hugo
My understanding of Markdown is that you can embed any HTML that you want, but Markdown parsing stops while inside of HTML tags. It should then be trivial to paste the output of
ansifilter --html into a Markdown file, and have it rendered by Hugo, but this does not happen.
What am I doing wrong here, and how can I get my colorized terminal output (note: I am NOT talking about plain syntax highlighting here!) to show up in my Hugo blog posts?
Looking at Inspector
In Safari Inspector, I see the following:
<!-- raw HTML omitted --> <!-- raw HTML omitted --> <blockquote> </blockquote>
So clearly Hugo is doing something here and dislikes my HTML. How can I make Hugo happy to render my HTML for me?