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     aha — Convert ANSI escape sequences to HTML


     aha [-bhlnprsvwx] [-c file] [-f file] [-i X] [-L LANG] [-t TITLE] [-y STYLE]


     aha reads ECMA-48 SGR-colored text from the standard input, converts it to colored HTML and
     writes it to the standard output.  The options are as follows:

     -b, --black
             Style HTML output to use a black background with white text.

     -c file, --css file
             Adds the given css file to the output. In fact just adds <link rel="stylesheet"
             href=" file " /> to the header.

     -f file
             Read from file instead of from the standard input.

     -h, --help, -?
             Print help for aha to the standard output.

     -i X, --iso X
             Use the ISO-8859-X character encoding instead of UTF-8 for the output, where X is a
             number from 1-16.

     -l, --line-fix
             Use a fix for inputs using control sequences to change the cursor position.  This is
             a hot fix, thus it may not work with every program.

     -L LANG, --lang LANG
             Uses the ISO-639-1 code LANG for the language.

     -n, --no-header
             Do not enclose HTML output in <html>, <head> and <body> tags.

     -p, --pink
             Style HTML output to use a pink background.

     -r, --ignore-cr
             Ignore all carriage-returns (ASCII sign 13, \r) which may lead to double new lines
             in html.

     -s, --stylesheet
             Use a stylesheet instead of inline styles.

     -t TITLE, --title TITLE
             Set the HTML document title to TITLE instead of "stdin" or the filename.

     -v, --version
             Print version number of aha to the standard output and exit.

     -w, --word-wrap
             Wrap long lines in the html output.  Works with CSS3 supporting browsers and many
             older ones.

     -x, --no-xml
             Don't use doctype xml but html (may useful for old browsers like IE)

     -y STYLE, --style STYLE
             Sets the style used in the <body> element to STYLE after styles set by other


     Create an HTML file with a black background, a custom title and a larger font-size using
     aha's help:

           $ aha -h | aha -b -t 'the awesome aha help' -y 'font-size:1.875em' > aha-help.html

     Create an HTML file with a white background using the output of diff(1):

           $ diff -u --color=always oldfile.c newfile.c | aha > diff.html

     Create an HTML file with a black background from the output of htop(1).  You have to use
     option -l due the other new-line-commands htop uses:

           $ echo q | htop | aha -b -l > htop.html

     Create an HTML file from the output of this man page.  man(1) uses bold and underline
     formatting from nroff(1), which ul(1) converts to SGR:

           $ MAN_KEEP_FORMATTING=1 COLUMNS=80 man aha | ul | aha > man-aha.html



     Control Functions for Coded Character Sets, Ecma, ECMA-48, 61, 1991.


     The aha utility is maintained by Alexander Matthes ‘Ziz’ <>.


     Blinking text using the HTML tag <blink> and the css property text-decoration:blink have
     been deprecated on modern browsers, thus requiring the use of option -s and redefining the
     .blink css class.