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[Commented] (MNG-6220) Add CLI options to control color output

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Robert Scholte commented on MNG-6220:
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Let's do it like all colors are controlled as well:
e.g.
{{set MAVEN_OPTS=-Dstyle.color=enabled}}
This is one option to enable it for *every* build.

{{mvn  | less -R}}
or
{{mvn -Dstyle.color=enabled | less -R}}


> Add CLI options to control color output
> ---------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: MNG-6220
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/MNG-6220
>             Project: Maven
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>            Reporter: Manuel Ryan
>
> Currently, the only way to enable/disable color output is to use the batch-mode or log-file options.
> If a user wants colored output but no interactivity (ie: jenkins environment with the ansicolor plugin), there is no CLI option combination to support the use-case.
> I propose to add an option to control output coloring directly.
> {noformat}
> --color=enabled <- color output always enabled
> --color=disabled <- color output always disabled
> --color=auto <- current behavior (default)
> {noformat}



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