It is normally nice to have color output from
grep, etc. But when you don't want it, is there a switch that can turn it off?
ls -G turns it on (with BSD-derived versions of
ls) if it's not the default, but
ls +G does not turn it off. Is there anything else that will?
Color output for
You can always disable an alias temporarily by prefixing it with a backslash.
Doing the above will short circuit the alias just for this one invocation. You can use it any time you want to disable any alias.