Bored with just black and white in your
git status? Add some colour!
Open up your global Git configuration file (it should be found in
~/.gitconfig) and enter this into it:
[color] ui = auto [color "branch"] current = yellow reverse local = yellow remote = green [color "diff"] meta = yellow bold frag = magenta bold old = red bold new = green bold [color "status"] added = yellow changed = green untracked = cyan
Now when you do a
git status you should see some pretty colours.
Of course you can change the colours if you want to. The accepted values are two of
white and optionally one of
reverse. If two colours are given the first is the foreground and the second is the background.
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