1. Summary

If I run Grunt commands in ConEmu, sometimes my output foreground = background.

Else I run any another CLI commands in ConEmu, I can't reproduce this bug.

2. Environment

  • Windows 10 Enterprise LTSB 64-bit EN,
  • ConEmu 180206 [64] Alpha,
  • Far Manager 3.0 (build 5151) x64,
  • Node.js 9.7.1,
  • grunt-cli v1.2.0,
  • grunt v1.0.2,
  • grunt-hello-world 0.1.0.

3. Project

See example project configuration in branch SashaFarColors of my repository.

For example, I use simply grunt-hello-world plugin, that print «Hello world!».

My Gruntfile.coffee file:

module.exports = (grunt) ->



                name: "world!"

4. Steps to reproduce

  1. I install latest portable ConEmu version,
  2. I remove Far Manager → I remove all data from %USERPROFILE%/AppData/Local/Far Manager and %APPDATA%/Far Manager → I install Far Manager.
  3. I print in $terminal:

    grunt hello_world

5. Expected behavior

If terminal == Hyper for Windows in Far mode:


6. Actual behavior

Else terminal == ConEmu in Far mode:


Log (SettingsFeatures → I put a mark to Log console output):

Far Manager, version 3.0 (build 5151) x64Not enough memory is available to complete this operation.Press <kbd>Enter</kbd> to retry or <kbd>Esc</kbd> to continue…
D:\SashaDemoRepositories\SashaGruntDebugging>grunt hello_world
[4mRunning "hello_world:world" (hello_world) task[24m
Hello world!


7. Not helped

I try to change:

  1. color scheme,
  2. another different ConEmu settings.
  • To be sure, we need Ansi Log of the command. – Maximus Apr 10 '17 at 23:32
  • @Maximus, SettingsFeaturesI put a mark to Log console output. Is it «Ansi Log»? If yes, screenshot and log. Thanks. – Саша Черных Mar 5 '18 at 17:23
  • In the log I don't see bg/fg change requests. That meens some application (I don't know what exactly: Far/Node/Grunt) changes bg/fg via Window API. To go further I need sample repo to run grunt command and exact version of the Node. – Maximus Mar 5 '18 at 23:31
  • @Maximus, I overwrite a question. I add example simply repository and versions of my environment to new question revision. // Also, see section 5: if I run Far Manager via Hyper, I can't reproduce the problem. Thanks. – Саша Черных Mar 6 '18 at 8:26
  • @Maximus, Status: Fixed for me in ConEmu 180422 [64]. Please, add an answer, that I could raise your reputation. Thanks. – Саша Черных Apr 27 '18 at 7:15

The problem was fixed in build 180309.

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