Add some color to your shell by editing your
~/.gitconfig file - it makes everything easier to read, and it's a lot more pleasing to the eye.
Some versions of git come with coloring turned on as default, but if yours is currently dull and single-colored, type the following in terminal for a quick change:
git config --global color.ui auto
If you'd like a bit more customization, open up your
~/.gitconfig in your favorite editor and change the values you want. The following colors are available as options:
- normal - black - red - green - yellow - blue - magenta - cyan - white
And the following modifiers are also available:
- bold - dim - ul - blink - reverse
Chaining together two colors will set the foreground and background, respectively.
As an example, here's what I use for my coloring:
[color] ui = auto [color "branch"] current = yellow remote = white [color "diff"] meta = yellow bold frag = magenta bold new = green bold [color "status"] added = green changed = magenta untracked = cyan