How can I get cmd.exe to display ANSI color escape sequences?

I'm having a devil of a time trying to get the WIndows XP cmd.exe (not command.com) to accept standard ANSI color sequences, such as ^[[32mGreen. From everything I have gathered, cmd.exe does not support ANSI colors? It's difficult to wrap my head around this mistake if Microsoft truly made it, its just... show more I'm having a devil of a time trying to get the WIndows XP cmd.exe (not command.com) to accept standard ANSI color sequences, such as ^[[32mGreen.

From everything I have gathered, cmd.exe does not support ANSI colors? It's difficult to wrap my head around this mistake if Microsoft truly made it, its just difficult to believe they would have ignored ANSI support.

Any help would be *greatly* appreciated.
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