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Re: [Nmh-workers] colorized/highlighted scan output?

From: David Levine
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] colorized/highlighted scan output?
Date: Thu, 08 Nov 2012 08:31:54 -0600

Ken wrote:

> So I was surprised that git did color as well, because it sure
> doesn't do that by default for me.  Even though the man page
> says that --color=always is the default.

The man page is confusing.  It's trying to say that --color
is the same as --color=always.  It then says:  "The default
value is never."

> I see that it doesn't quite work out of the box seamlessly, at least
> for me.  I need LESSOPTIONS to contain R to make it work.  And I
> also realize the true reason that I generally don't like colorized
> output; the default colors are terrible.  At least for me, with
> "git log --color=always", there is very poor contrast for the commit
> line output.

It's yellow, so that would be bad on a light background. I
guess whoever put that in git uses a dark background.  git
config lets you change colors.


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