How to configure Mac OS X term so that git has color? [closed]

How to configure Mac OS X term so that git has color? [closed]

I've seen a Mac OS X git demo online in which it's configured to have multiple colors.

For example, his prompt is amber, his ls directory is purple and his git diff output has ~ 4 colors (pink, light green, red, pale yellow).

Can you tell me how can I configure Mac OS X terminal to achieve that? It's definitely Mac OS X, not iTerm.

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Try running .
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to set your $HOME/.gitconfig appropriately..


It is not normally something you configure the terminal to do...

The terminal is unaware of what it is showing but try this in your shell (if you're using bash, in some other shells you don't export but call setenv or something else):.
export CLICOLOR=1 export TERM=xterm-color 
You can then use LSCOLORS generator to setup something that you can export using something like:.
export LSCOLORS=fxfxcxdxbxegedabagacad 
(the above should give you purple directories). When you're done and satisfied with the result, add the three lines to either your /etc/bashrc or the .bashrc file in your user's home directory.. Edit: Also, in your terminal, make sure the checkbox "Display ANSI colors" (on the "Text" page) is checked..


This is what I use in my .profile file.

Works like a charm because it allows me to see the current git branch as well as its state through the color.

If you want to modify it please note that it's important to escape color codes in order to avoid line feed problems in long lines..
# Setting GIT prompt c_cyan=`tput setaf 6` c_red=`tput setaf 1` c_green=`tput setaf 2` c_sgr0=`tput sgr0`  branch_color () {     if git rev-parse --git-dir >/dev/null 2>&1     then         color=""         if git diff --quiet 2>/dev/null >&2          then             color=${c_green}         else             color=${c_red}         fi     else         return 0     fi     echo -n $color }  parse_git_branch () {     if git rev-parse --git-dir >/dev/null 2>&1     then         gitver="["$(git branch 2>/dev/null| sed -n '/^\*/s/^\* //p')"]"     else         return 0     fi echo -e $gitver }  #It's important to escape colors with \[ to indicate the length is 0 PS1='\u@\[${c_red}\]\W\[${c_sgr0}\]\[\[$(branch_color)\]$(parse_git_branch)\[${c_sgr0}\]$ ' 


For colored ls output I would recommend installing the gnu coreutils and using that version of ls instead.

For either version of ls you'll need to pass the correct flag to it, which is --color for the gnu version or -G for the standard OS X version.

So you can do something like.
alias ls='ls --color' 
in your .bashrc.. To color your prompt you'll need to use the correct colors codes for your terminal, but mine uses.
PROMPT="$(print '%{\e[0;38m%}%{\e[1;1m%]%}[%m:%c] %n%%%{\e[0m%}') " 
to produce.
[hostname:directory] username% 
in bold white..


Open the terminal app, then open the preferences dialogue either through the menu (Terminal -> Preferences) or by pressing Command+,.

Once the preferences dialogue opens, select the terminal style from the pane on the left, select Text from the button bar, than make sure the "Display ANSI colors" check box is checked.. That will enable the colors on the terminal.

To get colors in the output on the terminal, you will need to embed ANSI color commands in the data being sent to the terminal.

How this is done is dependent on the commands.

For example (as was shown above) the ls command has a colors option.

For the color codes, do a google lookup for "ansi color".


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