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Rich is a Python library for rich text and beautiful formatting in the terminal.


pip install rich


Progress display

Rich can display continuously updated information regarding the progress of long running tasks / file copies etc. The information displayed is configurable, the default will display a description of the ‘task’, a progress bar, percentage complete, and estimated time remaining.

Rich progress display supports multiple tasks, each with a bar and progress information. You can use this to track concurrent tasks where the work is happening in threads or processes.

It's beautiful, check it out with python -m rich.progress.

Basic Usage

For basic usage call the track() function, which accepts a sequence (such as a list or range object) and an optional description of the job you are working on. The track method will yield values from the sequence and update the progress information on each iteration. Here’s an example:

from rich.progress import track

for n in track(range(n), description="Processing..."):


from rich.console import Console
from rich.table import Table

table = Table(title="Star Wars Movies")

table.add_column("Released", justify="right", style="cyan", no_wrap=True)
table.add_column("Title", style="magenta")
table.add_column("Box Office", justify="right", style="green")

table.add_row("Dec 20, 2019", "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker", "$952,110,690")
table.add_row("May 25, 2018", "Solo: A Star Wars Story", "$393,151,347")
table.add_row("Dec 15, 2017", "Star Wars Ep. V111: The Last Jedi", "$1,332,539,889")
table.add_row("Dec 16, 2016", "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story", "$1,332,439,889")

console = Console()

Rich text

from rich.console import Console
from rich.text import Text

console = Console()
text = Text.assemble(("Hello", "bold magenta"), " World!")

Live display text

import time

from import Live

with Live("Test") as live:
    for row in range(12):
        live.update(f"Test {row}")

If you don't want the text to have the default colors, you can embed it all in a Text object.


Last update: 2022-10-14