LKBEN11188: Howto configure colors in git


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LKB | Created: 02/04/2020 | Version: 0 | Language: EN | Rating: 0 | Outdated: False | Marked for deletion: False

Author: Wim Peeters - Keskon GmbH & Co. KG


Symptom

You need to change your colors for status, commit, checkout and branch

Cause

none

Solution

To configure git so you will see colors you use the following commands:

git config --global color.status auto
git config --global color.branch auto
git config --global color.diff auto
git config --global color.interactive auto

This will create or change your git configuration file "~/.gitconfig" in your home drive with the following contents:

[color]
        diff = auto
        status = auto
        branch = auto
        interactive = auto

About the Author

Wim Peeters is electronics engineer with an additional master in IT and over 30 years of experience including time spent in support, development, consulting, training and database administration. Wim has worked with SQL Server since version 6.5. He has developed in C/C++, Java and C# on Windows and Linux in different European countries and different European languages. He writes knowledge base articles to solve IT problems and publishes them on the Lubby Knowledge Platform where he is one of the most important contributors and the main developer.

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