I do use aliases to turn on color for some commands by default. But I'm wondering if there's an easier way at telling my system, color is supported, don't make me use
FreeBSD has CLICOLOR.
On Linux and any other system with GNU tools, you need to set LS_COLORS, GREP_COLOR, and GREP_OPTIONS='--color=auto', but even then you still need to run
The easiest way I know to avoid typing
This is what I put in my .bashrc (well, really my .env, but it's like .bashrc) to make it happen by default: