Add color output and visual hints to rb-site and

Review Request #11165 — Created Sept. 8, 2020 and submitted

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Both rb-site and deal with a lot of text, and it can kind
of blend together, particularly as operations are being performed
(database synchronization, for instance).

To help distinguish parts of the setup, we now display color output for
headers, prompts, errors, notices, and success indicators.

Headers also have a visual separator, making it very clear what section
some content is in. This replaces the simple asterisk that previously
proceeded a section title.

Color is only enabled if the terminal supports it (piggybacking on the
color support for Django management commands). --no-color can also be
provided to disable color.

Text content will also now fit the width of the terminal when run on
Python 3.x, which helps with cutting off content prematurely. This makes
use of shutil.get_terminal_size(), which is a standard way of returning
terminal dimensions.

Created a new site. Checked that all color output was as expected.

Set up a new dev tree. Verified the color output there as well.

Add color output and visual hints to rb-site and
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F401 '' imported but unused


E731 do not assign a lambda expression, use a def

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  1. Ship It!
Review request changed

Status: Closed (submitted)

Change Summary:

Pushed to release-4.0.x (7139a7a)