I'm on OSX, but I suspect this doesn't make a big difference for this question.
.bash_profile, I aliased
grep to get color outputs by default:
alias grep='grep --color=always'
I commonly run searches for content within files in my repositories in ways similar to:
grep --include=*.cpp -Ern . -e "(foo|bar)"
but I often want to further refine the results, typically piping with say
grep -v "colorbar".
The problem is that the second
grep command then runs on the colored ouput, and doesn't seem to be able to match the exclusion patterns because of this.
Obviously I could run the first search without colors and then everything would work fine, but I would prefer to keep them if there is a way to work around this?