Eric Torreborre wrote:
> -the coloring alters the output line
>>> p "hee"
> "hee"
> => ???[0;32mnil???[0;0m

Those are ANSI codes.  You'll need to use a console that deals with 
them, or load ANSI.SYS.

http://www.windowsnetworking.com/kbase/WindowsTips/Windows2000/UserTips/Miscellaneous/CommandInterpreterAnsiSupport.html

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