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Emacs and colors in compilation buffer

From: Hemant Kumar
Subject: Emacs and colors in compilation buffer
Date: Sun, 13 Oct 2013 11:28:21 +0530

Hello folks,

I am using for searching in directory and the 
with colors enabled in ag it looks like, (Please note same problem exists with various 
ack modes as well)

As you can see it doesn't completely break and ansi color sequences are 
properly converted (at least some of it). In fact when search output is small 
enough, it looks perfect. But lets say when I grepping something like Rails 
code and then the result looks like:

As if the the color which was supposed to highlight the match has taken the 

I already have following bit in my configuration file:

(require 'ansi-color)
(add-hook 'shell-mode-hook 'ansi-color-for-comint-mode-on)
(defun colorize-compilation-buffer ()
  (ansi-color-apply-on-region (point-min) (point-max))

(add-hook 'compilation-filter-hook 'colorize-compilation-buffer)

Which  should fix this problem but it doesn't completely.  

Any help is much appreicated.


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