Display ANSI color text in Confluence Edited

Tarun Sapra Community Champion Dec 20, 2017


I have a file generated by *git diff* which basically shows different in commits for a specific file with nice color on the terminal windowt. The file has ANSI color codes - http://pueblo.sourceforge.net/doc/manual/ansi_color_codes.html

Basically I want to display the contents of the file inside confluence while retaining the color ( i.e. ansi color code red for text means text is displayed as red in confluence) . I know I can do it by converting ansi to html and then pasting the html in confluence but html macro is disabled in confluence due to security reasons thus, how to retain color while displaying ansi file 

A sample line is 

-As part of the script listener, the only change which is required is


Here <-31m means RED color and the whole statement should be displayed as red in confluence. And the arrow sign in the beginning is for the escape. 


I am using Confluence server 6.3.4



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Davin Studer Community Champion Dec 20, 2017

There are some javascript libraries that can convert it for you ... links below. You could create a user macro that passes the $body into a javascript variable. At that point it is just straight javascript and html and you could render it out the page without needing to enable the html macro.



Tarun Sapra Community Champion Dec 20, 2017

Thanks will give this approach a try!

Tarun Sapra Community Champion Dec 21, 2017

Works well!

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I'm not sure if you were aware but you can enable the HTML macro if you did want to use it. See HTML Macro > Enabling the HTML Macro for more info.



Hi @Shannon Spaniol

Ofcourse, I know about this, as I have shared in my description

 html macro is disabled in confluence due to security reasons (due malicious JS)

Thus, I will try the user macro approach with "Rendered html" option rather than letting users use the html macro.


I did indeed understand that you were aware it was disabled, I wasn't sure if you knew it was possible to enable.

Thank you for confirming you will be able to edit using the User Macro option.

Kind regards,


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