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I tried:

vared -p '"$(print \"\e[1;31test\")" something' -c tmp

Output echo "$(print \"\e[1;31test\")" something

But I want to change color of test word here. Howto achieve?

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The argument to -p understands prompt expansion, so it's just:

var=; vared -p '%B%F{red}something%f: ' var
  • %B: bold (%b to stop bold)
  • %F{red}: red foreground (%K for bacKground).
  • %f: restore default foreground color.

Doing:

vared -p $'\e[1;31msomething: ' var

which would be equivalent to vared -p "$(printf '\e[1;31msomething: ')" (corrected from the version in your question) would be a bad idea as it would fool zle's cursor positioning by letting it think that the prompt is 18 columns wide while in fact it's only 11 columns wide as \e[1;31m is not visible.

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    I've just learn %f and %B. :) – Tuyen Pham Sep 14 '18 at 10:06
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Can achieve this by using double quotes after -p and load colors module of zsh.

  • This is not an answer, and fit for a comment. So remove your answer and add it as a comment. Thanks. – rɑːdʒɑ Sep 14 '18 at 9:38
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    It seems to be in the direction of an answer; Tuyen, maybe write out the corrected command, so it’s clear what worked for you? – Jeff Schaller Sep 14 '18 at 10:34

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