[arch-general] Escape sequences instead of colors in terminal

Marcel Korpel marcel.lists at gmail.com
Wed Dec 5 12:50:51 EST 2012

Hi all,

I already asked this at the forums, but as no one has an answer there
I hope someone here knows a solution. On a Git cheat sheet I found
that I could add nice colors to Git's output, so I edited my
~/.gitconfig by adding:

    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

When performing a git log my terminal looks like this:
http://ompldr.org/vZ2t1bA (escape sequences instead of colors). The
same problem appears with git diff: http://ompldr.org/vZ2t1bg

However, as you can see in the second screenshot, git status and git
branch look correct. This happens in urxvt, but also in xterm and the
terminal screens (tty[1-6]).

Do you know what's wrong?

Regards, Marcel

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