From: Paul Duncan [mailto:pabs / pablotron.org] 
> http://www.windowsnetworking.com/kbase/WindowsTips/Windows2000
> /UserTips/Miscellaneous/CommandInterpreterAnsiSupport.html
> 
> I'll add this to the documentation for future releases.  Thanks!

FWIW, that page doesn't explicitly mention that while command.com
supposedly works with ansi.sys (I've been unable to get it working
myself, but that's probably just me) cmd.exe, the console most people
use with Win2k/XP, has no way to support ANSI codes. Surprising, but
true (at least, as far as I can tell from various MS and external web
pages).