There is a simple tweak to make working with Git a lot nicer that people often don’t know about, or forget to do is turn on Git’s ability to colorize its output.
From the command line you can
git config --global color.ui auto, or edit your
This will automatically colorize (among other things) the output from
git show, and
git add -i.
git status will now show files with staged changes in green, and unstaged and untracked files in red. As shown below:
Another example of the improved output after setting the colorization option is how
git add -i will colorize the shortcut letters of its various commands.