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.
on many derivatives you can also simply use (as on DOS):
it will show the results without color, you can add the arguments same to ls, like -l