Cygwin: color coding and branch info for git?
Seem to be having a problem because I just recently changed my client for the gitbash to cygwin but i am missing color coding when i do git status for example and also the bash prompt doesn't include the current branch / rebase etc
Does anyone know how to make cygwin look like gitbash? You maybe wondering why i changed, well i wanted more commands available :-)
surley this must be supported
Thanks in advance
It sounds like you just need to set up your .gitconfig for your cygwin shell to enable coloured output. Here is what I have in my ~/.gitconfig file (with which I get coloured markup in the output):
[color] diff = auto status = auto branch = auto interactive = auto ui = true pager = true
I think the most important line here is ui = true, which you can turn on straight from the command line if you wish:
git config --global color.ui true
Answer by @lee-netherton is correct.
For those using Windows Git-220.127.116.11-preview20130201 - I had to create a ~/.bashrc to enable color output from git status.
TERM=cygwin export TERM